Witness describes how vehicle going wrong way leads to I-40 crash
WRAL's Adam Owens spoke with a witness who said he saw the crash on I-40 that killed one person and injured two others. The witness said someone was driving the wrong way just before the crash.
HIGGINS DIED AT THE SCENE. AN INVESTIGATION IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY. HIGGINS WAS FROM HURTFORD. >>> A CRASH IN CARY KILLED ONE PERSON AND HURT TWO OTHERS. NOW, A WITNESS SAYS HE SAW A DRIVER STEERING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION MOMENTS BEFORE THE CRASH HAPPENED. ADAM OWENS EXPLAINS WHAT THE WITNESS SAW NEXT. >> I VIVIDLY SEE IT IN MY HEAD. I CAN SEE IT JUST HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. >> Reporter: IT WAS A MATTER OF SECONDS FROM THE MOMENT HE SAYS HE SAW A VEHICLE GOING THE WRONG WAY ON THE HIGHWAY TO THE MOMENT HE SAW THE IMPACT. >> WHEN I JUST SAW DEBRIS SHOOT EVERYWHERE. >> Reporter: FRIDAY NIGHT, DARYL BUCKLAND WAS ON THE JOB DRIVING A TRUCK, HE WAS ON I-40 NEAR THE HARRISON AVENUE EXIT. >> I WAS LIKE, IS THAT CAR ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD? >> Reporter: HE SAY AS CAR WAS TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, BUT SOMEHOW, ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. >> SOMETHING'S GOT TO BE WRONG WITH HIM. WHY AREN'T THEY STOPPING? >> Reporter: BUT THEN THE COLLISION WITH ANOTHER DRIVER. THE SOUND AND IMAGE PLAYS OVER AND OVER FOR HIM. >> THAT'S ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT. THAT VISION KEPT POPPING IN MY HEAD. SOMEBODY WASN'T WITH US ANYMORE WHEN THAT HAPPENED. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. >> Reporter: ADAM OWENS, WRAL NEWS. >> WE FOUND OUT MORE. AUTHORITIES CLOSED WESTBOUND LANES ON I-40 WHILE THEY INVESTIGATED THE SCENE. TROOPERS HAVE NOT RELEASED THE