SUV runs off I-540 temporary end

March 17, 2010 10:30:18 AM PDT
An SUV plowed through barricades at the temporary end of Interstate 540 at the Highway 64 bypass Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicle ran down an embankment and into a dense stand of pine trees near Knightdale.

Investigators said the driver, a man, was dead.

They told ABC11 Eyewitness News that the man did not die as a result of the crash, but that he committed suicide.

Knightdale police said the man was a 26-year-old from Raleigh. He name wasn't released pending family notification.

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