Elexus Lolisha Shaw, 30, Abraham Rubio, 41, and Ashley Mabe Rubio, 44, all die in head-on crash involving wrong-way driving on I-85 near I-40 in Graham, North Carolina


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Fri, 01/20/2023 - 11:38am
Accident Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

3 killed in wrong-way head-on crash on I-85 in Graham

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Elexus Lolisha Shaw, 30, of Burlington, was driving a Nissan Altima the wrong way, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes and hit a Kia Optima head-on.

3 people killed as wrong-way driver hits car head-on along I-40 in Alamance County

Troopers say Shaw was driving a 2018 Nissan Altima and got onto I-40 at Exit 148, the Graham/Carrboro exit, driving north in the southbound lanes.

3 dead after wrong-way crash on I-85 in Alamance County

They all died on-scene.

WFMY News 2's Hannah Jeffries spoke to a friend of the Rubios who said they had just returned from a trip to Florida hours prior to the crash. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Elexus Lolisha Shaw
Abraham Rubio
Ashley Mabe Rubio
I-85 near I-40
Graham, NC