An elderly Holly Springs woman was killed Tuesday morning when she turned in front of a truck on Interstate 440 at Western Boulevard, according to Raleigh police.
Alice Bernice Barrett, 84, was driving alone in her Subaru in the high-speed lane of I-440 when she slowed and merged into the center lane, where she almost came to a stop, according to a police report.
Barrett then turned into the right lane, apparently attempting to get off at the eastbound Western Boulevard exit, when she was hit by a two-axled truck going 55 mph, according to the report.
The impact sent the Subaru spinning off the right side of the road, while the truck ended up in the median.
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The driver of the truck, Brandon Montrell Taylor, 26, of Goldsboro, was not injured, according to police.
The accident took place at about 10:15 a.m. and forced police to close the westbound lanes of the Beltline at Western Boulevard for more than two hours.