It happened around 5:20 p.m. near Gannon Avenue.
Troopers say the 28-year-old male driver of a 2002 Ford Focus came off of U.S. Highway 64 to eastbound U.S. Highway 264 too fast and then ran of the road and hit several trees.
The force of the crash sheared the motor from the vehicle.
The driver was taken to WakeMed for non-life threatening injuries. He will be charged with reckless driving.
All lanes were closed in the area for about an hour.