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Cassandra Jean Martin, 23, killed, Richmon Taron Hairston, 24, Terry Lane Thompson, 56, injured, taken to hospital, after a tractor-trailer, driven by William Jerome Clyburn, 60 collides with a car that is then struck by another car on I-40 in Raleigh.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:29am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014

A woman was killed in a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 40 on Sunday night, according to Raleigh police.

Cassandra Jean Martin, 23, was a passenger in a car that ran into a disabled car in the roadway, police said in a written statement.

The incident began when a tractor-trailer truck driven by William Jerome Clyburn, 60, attempted to get onto eastbound I-40 from Hammond Road, according to police. The truck collided with a car driven by Terry Lane Thompson, 56, leaving the car disabled in the second lane from the median, according to police.

A second car, driven by Richmon Taron Hairston, 24, then ran into the rear of Thompson’s car, according to police. Martin was declared dead at the scene, according to police.

Hairston and Thompson were taken to WakeMed. Neither man sustained life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police continue to investigate the accident and have not filed any charges.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Cassandra Jean Martin
Richmon Taron Hairston
Terry Lane Thompson
William Jerome Clyburn

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