Jerry Alamo, 29, and Aretha Lynette Chavis, 49, killed; four adults and four children injured in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85 in Durham, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:29pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Central Falls man killed in wrong-way crash in North Carolina

The woman driving the wrong way on the road also died. Her name has not been released.

Michael says 36-year-old Glenda Alamo of Central Falls, Rhode Island, was critically injured. Jerry Alamo was driving an SUV and four children, ages 4, 10, 11 and 16, along with three other adults were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that appeared to be less serious.

2 killed, 8 injured in wrong-way crash on I-85 NB in Durham

The driver of the Hyundai was Aretha Lynette Chavis, 49, of Durham, police said Monday afternoon.

Did confusing signs cause deadly Durham wrong-way crash?

ABC11 retraced Chavis' route. We noticed when a driver turns at the intersection, they approach an arrow. But if they're not careful, they will turn into oncoming traffic.

The arrow is actually telling the drive to go straight down a side street. A mistaken turn has shattered two families.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Glenda Alamo
Jerry Alamo
Aretha Lynette Chavis
Roadway: 
Interstate 85
City: 
Durham, NC

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