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Wrong-Way Driver Causes I-540 Crash

Posted October 25, 2007 5:28 a.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2007 6:42 a.m. EDT

— The Highway Patrol said a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 540 caused an early Thursday morning wreck in Wake County.

The accident occurred at around 2:45 a.m. on an eastbound lane of I-540 between Creedmoor and Six Forks roads.

Authorities had to remove both drivers from the vehicles. Both were taken to the hospital. Troopers said alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Crews closed a portion of the roadway to clear the scene of the accident, but it has since reopened to traffic.