Driver dies in wrong-way crash on I-540 in Raleigh

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Police confirm Roberto Erasmo Bartolon-Mendez was the driver who died in an early morning wrong-way crash on I-540 in Raleigh.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A driver died after an early morning wrong-way crash on I-540.

Raleigh police said the head-on crash happened just before 2:45 a.m Saturday.,

RPD said Roberto Erasmo Bartolon-Mendez, 28, was driving a 2003 Honda CRV eastbound on I-540 westbound near Exit 7, Glenwood Avenue.

Investigators said Bartolon-Mendez collided head-on with a 2011 BMW 535I. He died at the scene.

The driver and a passenger of the BMW sustained what police described as non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

No charges have been filed in this case.

This case remains under investigation.