On the morning of April 5, a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 540 in which personal injuries were involved caused lanes to be closed between Glenwood Avenue and Leesville Road for much of the day, according to Raleigh police.
Police said emergency crews transported four people to a nearby hospital, one of whom was listed in critical condition.
According to police, two eastbound vehicles collided with one another. One of them then crossed the median and struck two westbound vehicles before colliding with the guardrail.
Westbound lanes were reopened by 10:30 a.m. Eastbound lanes reopened about 3 p.m.
Eastbound travelers on Interstate 40 found four of five lanes closed for much of the day near the merger with I-540 in eastern Durham County due to a tanker truck overturning. All lanes were reopened at 3:30 p.m.
Authorities said the truck overturned while attempting to avoid a two-vehicle crash on I-40. The truck's driver received hospital transport for minor injuries.
In another accident that morning that took place on Tryon Road in Raleigh, a vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The impact forced both vehicles off the road. The first hydroplaned and hit a utility pole, splitting it in half.
The first vehicle's driver, 23-year-old Raleigh resident Bradley McLean Young, was impaired on a combination of alcohol and medications, according to an accident report. He was charged with DWI, driving left of center, and traveling with unsafe tires.
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