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I-40 eastbound reopens after fatal crash near Sandy Ridge Road in Guilford County

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- One person was killed and multiple injured in a crash that closed all lanes of I-40 eastbound near Sandy Ridge Road in Guilford County Wednesday morning.

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. near the Sandy Ridge Road exit, according to a press release. A witness told police the vehicle, which was carrying seven people, attempted to merge into traffic and the driver overcorrected to avoid hitting a tractor-trailer, causing it to flip and eject three passengers.

One woman was ejected and pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital. The two others are listed in critical condition.

Two additional occupants were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and their conditions cannot be verified. The last person was not injured.

The interstate reopened shortly after 7 a.m.