I-40 reopens in Durham County after deadly incident

Westbound I-40 lanes on the right side of the photo at the bridge where the incident happened. CBS North Carolina photo

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A deadly incident closed all I-40 westbound lanes for more than two hours on Sunday afternoon in Durham County near exit 276, which is Fayetteville Road.

The incident began around 1:40 p.m. Sunday when all westbound lanes were closed.

Durham police later said that a woman died after apparently jumping from a bridge onto I-40.

At 3:25 p.m., N.C. DOT officials said that only one lane was open heading east near Fayetteville Road.

All lanes of I-40 reopened around 4:10 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Barr at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29325 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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