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Woman's vehicle falls several hundred feet off I-440 bridge

Posted November 12, 2017 5:18 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2017 5:18 a.m. EST

— A woman's car fell several hundred feet from the Interstate 440 bridge early Sunday morning.

Raleigh police responded to the single-vehicle fatal wreck on Interstate 495 near I-440 around 2 a.m. Officials pronounced driver Darlene Bullock Branch, 42, dead at the scene.

The car left the road to the right and struck a concrete barrier between the New Hope Road and I- 440 exit ramps.

It traveled several hundred feet before falling multiple stories off the interstate.

The car struck several trees and a dumpster before coming to a stop below the bridge.

It was traveling at 80 miles per hour.