RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A crash Sunday evening that closed part of Interstate 40 has taken the life of a 16-year-old girl, Raleigh police said.
Police told CBS North Carolina there was some type of medical situation which forced a vehicle to pull over to the side of the road near Rock Quarry Road.
Another vehicle pulled over to offer assistance and police say that’s when the deadly incident occurred.
I-40 was closed westbound in Raleigh near Rock Quarry Road and closed eastbound Interstate-440 near Poole Road.
An accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate, police said.
The wreck happened around 7:30 p.m. near mile marker 300 and was described by authorities as a “very serious crash.”
Two other people involved in the crash were critically injured and taken to WakeMed hospital. The identity of the teen girl who died has not been released.
The road reopened just after 12:45 a.m. Monday.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.