Car accident shuts down I-40

DURHAM The accident happened after 9 p.m. on the eastbound side of I-40 near exit 278 at NC 55 in Durham.

According to reports, a car left the highway and rolled into the woods.

Paramedics had to send a helicopter to get the victim out, which forced emergency workers to shutdown the westbound lanes to give the helicopter a place to land.

No other cars were involved.

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