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Raleigh man killed in I-40 crash in Johnston County

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BENSON, N.C. -

A Raleigh man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Johnston County Wednesday evening.

Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 5:15 p.m. on I-40 near mile marker 322 near Benson.

Authorities said a 2006 For Expedition , driven by Ramsis Matta Soliman, was traveling west on I-40 when the driver ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, overturned and then ran off the left side of the road into the median and eventually landed right-side up.

Soliman suffered severe head trauma and emergency workers began performing life-saving techniques to keep him alive. Soliman died at the scene in the ambulance.

The passenger in the Expedition, Amel Selwanes suffered a leg injury that was not life-threatening.

I-40 was shut down for 30 minutes in both directions Wednesday as a result of the accident.

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