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Truck hits bicyclist on I-40 in Raleigh

Posted August 20, 2012 5:39 a.m. EDT
Updated August 20, 2012 12:27 p.m. EDT

— Wrecks on rainy interstates hampered the morning commute in the Triangle Monday. Earlier, a box truck struck a bicyclist on Interstate 40 in Raleigh.

A truck owned by Greensboro-based Direct Link Courier and driven by Kashta Quinn Brandon, 33, of Raleigh, was traveling the speed limit in the right lane right lane of eastbound I-40 shortly after 3:30 a.m. when it hit Marc Anthony Mathis from behind.

Mathis, 44, of Raleigh, was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition.

The crash closed two of three eastbound lanes of I-40 between U.S. Highway 1 and Avent Ferry Road until about 6:15 a.m.

No charges have been filed in the collision.

Other wrecks hampered the morning commute throughout the Triangle.

At one point, multi-vehicle wrecks closed lanes of I-40 East, near Interstate 540 in Durham County, and Interstate 440 West, near Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. No injuries have been reported in those wrecks.

Earlier, in Johnston County, where a truck pulled down power lines on U.S. Highway 301, near Interstate 95 in Four Oaks. The entire highway was temporarily shut down, and traffic diverted into parking lots alongside U.S. 301.