Nash County man found dead after car crash along I-40 in Durham

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police say that a Nash County man was found dead Saturday in a car that had wrecked along Interstate 40.

The crash was reported just off I-40 eastbound between the N.C. 54 West and N.C. 751 exits, Durham police said in a news release.

The wreck was discovered around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after “a passing motorist spotted a wrecked car off the side of the highway,” the news release said.

Matthew Alan Evans, 34, of Bailey was found dead at the scene.

Police said Evans was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu heading east when the car went off the right side of the highway and hit a tree.

Police said they do not know when the wreck happened.

Two lanes of I-40 heading east were closed for hours and traffic congestion remained until about 6:45 p.m., officials said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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