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Elderly woman dies in head-on collision on I-40

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An 83-year-old Durham woman is dead after police say a car crashed head-on into her on I-40 near Gorman Street.

Police say Catherine Obie, 83, of Durham, was traveling on I-40 when another vehicle collided with hers.

Police say an eastbound vehicle driven by 22-year-old Brandon Lewis Jefferson crossed the roadway and collided with Obie's vehicle in the westbound lane.

Jefferson has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and is in custody at the Wake County Detention Center.

The multi-vehicle crash closed I-40 West between Lake Wheeler Road and Gorman Street around 4:46 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Traffic was snarled on both I-40 West and East for more than four hours.

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