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Man dies in serious Wake County wreck on I-540

Posted January 26, 2018 11:40 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2018 7:49 p.m. EST

— A 36-year-old man died in a serious single-car crash on North Carolina Highway 147 Friday night, officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the wreck along southbound N.C. 147 near N.C. 540 around 9 p.m., officials said.

Mark Kearney died at the scene. Authorities said the cause of the crash was excessive speed.

The ramp was closed for several hours Friday night.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is the lead agency investigating the crash.