Woman dies in wreck on I-40 in Raleigh when she loses control during heavy rain

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman died and a child was injured in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning on Interstate 40 near Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m., according to the Raleigh Police Department. Officers said in a crash report that the car was traveling during Thursday morning's heavy rain while a flood advisory was in effect for the area. The driver then lost control of their vehicle then ran off the road, striking a guardrail twice before coming to a rest in the two leftmost lanes.

Raleigh police identified the woman driver as Lyreesha Shaquay Seligmiller, of Raleigh. The child, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said there was no standing water present along the stretch of I-40 where the crash occurred.

There are no charges have been filed at this time as the crash remains under investigation by the Raleigh Police Department.
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