Raleigh man killed in I-40 crash in Johnston County

From staff reportsJanuary 16, 2014 

— A Raleigh man died Wednesday night after his car ran off the road on the westbound side of Interstate 40 in Johnston County and then flipped over the median cables and stopped on the eastbound side of the highway.

The State Highway Patrol said Ramsis Matta Soliman of 4634 Wedgewood Drive in Raleigh was near mile marker 322 at about 5:15 p.m. when his SUV went off the left side of the road, he over-corrected and went off the right side.

The Ford Expedition then flipped onto its roof, went off the left side again and flipped over the barrier, landing on its wheels, Sgt. Chris Lawrance said.

Soliman died at the wreck scene while an EMS crew was trying to save him, Lawrance said.

A passenger in Soliman’s car did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, troopers reported.

Lawrance said it was not clear why the Expedition first ran off the highway.

I-40 was closed in both directions for a couple of hours after the accident.

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