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Woman killed in I-40 wreck in Johnston County

The wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a vehicle occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the N.C. 42 exit off I-40, authorities said.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — A woman was killed Wednesday morning in a wreck on westbound Interstate 40 in Johnston County, authorities said.

The wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a vehicle occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the N.C. Highway 42 exit off I-40, authorities said.

Leydy Margarita Romero Hernandez, 23, of Apex, was eastbound on I-40 when she crossed the highway median and collided head-on with a westbound tractor-trailer, authorities said. She died at the scene. The truck driver wasn't injured.

Authorities said they don't believe speed or alcohol were factors in the wreck, which remains under investigation.

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