Driver dies in crash on Interstate 40

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 09:47 PM

 A man was pronounced dead Wednesday after the vehicle he was driving crossed several lanes on Interstate 40 in Durham and ended up next to a concrete barrier, authorities said.

Police said it appeared that the accident may have been caused by a medical condition.

The man's identity had not been released as of Wednesday evening.

Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the accident happened at 1:19 p.m. on I-40 East near Fayetteville Road, and involved one vehicle.

Michael said the vehicle crossed from the right lane to the far left lane and ended up next to a jersey barrier. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic on I-40 East was reduced to one lane near Fayetteville Road.

A second, unrelated accident was reported at 1:51 p.m. on the Fayetteville Road bridge over I-40. It involved at least two vehicles, Michael said. One person was hurt, but the injury did not appear to be serious, she said.