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Raleigh man dies in wreck on I-540

Posted June 13, 2009 5:54 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man died after a wreck on Interstate 540 Saturday afternoon, the state Highway Patrol said.

Wence Funes-Ortiz, 29, was driving on I-540 when his vehicle veered off the road, striking a sign and trees, and overturning. The wreck occurred between the Six Forks Road and Falls of Neuse Road exits just before 1 p.m.

Funes-Ortiz was taken to WakeMed, where he died.

Trooper Eric L. Hunt said Funes-Ortiz was driving erratically and speed was a factor in the wreck.