Southbound lanes of NC-55 in Durham shut down after fatal motorcycle crash

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A fatal motorcycle crash has shut down the southbound lanes of N.C. Highway 55 near Interstate 40, according to the Durham Police Department.

The crash was reported around 6:49 a.m. right near I-40 on N.C. 55 heading towards Cary. It’s unclear at this time what caused the crash or if more than one vehicle was involved.


The only information police have released at this point is that a motorcyclist was killed in the crash and that the southbound lanes are completely blocked in the area of the wreck. Anyone trying to make the right from I-40 onto N.C. 55 will not be able to until the road is reopened.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the road is expected to reopen around 8:45 a.m.

CBS North Carolina has a crew on scene and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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