Six-vehicle crash closes Highway 70 lanes in Durham at Cheek Road

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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Head-on crash shuts down Highway 70
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The crash closed Highway 70 at Cheek Road.

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A wrong-way driver triggered a chain-reaction crash Saturday night, shutting down part of Highway 70 in Durham near Cheek Road.

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The car traveling the wrong way hit another driver head-on. In all, six vehicles were involved in the crash.

The incident happened around 9 p.m.

Several people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Authorities told an ABC11 crew at the scene that there were serious but not life-threatening injuries

The road was expected to be shut down for several hours but NCDOT officials said the left lane reopened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Later, officials clarified that the road is expected to be closed until near 1 a.m.