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Raleigh man killed on I-440 had been in earlier wreck

Posted October 2, 2011 9:07 a.m. EDT
Updated October 5, 2011 8:01 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man killed on Interstate 440 early Saturday had been in a single-vehicle wreck about two hours earlier, according to wreck reports released by police Sunday.

Bruce Huffman Jr., 32, veered off the right side of I-440 East, between Six Forks and Wake Forest roads, around 2:45 a.m., the reports state. His 2008 Pontiac sedan traveled 262 feet in a ditch alongside the highway before hitting a tree.

At that point, police believe he was uninjured, according to the reports.

Shortly before 5 a.m., a two-axle truck struck Huffman in the left center lane of I-440. Huffman was killed, while the truck driver wasn't injured.

Police said they aren't sure if Huffman had been hit by other vehicles. The results of an alcohol test on him are pending.

The first wreck was not reported to police, and officers responding to the collision in which Huffman died found his vehicle alongside the road, police said. Investigators talked to witnesses who placed Huffman's vehicle along I-440 no later than 2:45 a.m.

Police are continuing to investigate the series of events. No charges have been filed.

Anyone with information that might provide more insight into any aspect of the case is asked to police at 919-834-4357.