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Late Night I-40 Crash

Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 06:02 PM EDT
A driver is fighting for his life after a late night car accident in Buncombe County Tuesday night.

It happened around 10:30pm at the eastbound lane of I-40 at exit 37 near Canton.

Authorities say 31 year-old Benjamin Wooten was traveling in excess of 70 miles per hour when he ran off the side of the road.

He then tried to turn back and hit a concrete median.

The car overturned and Wooten was ejected.   

He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

Trooper David Reid, NC Highway Patrol, "I've seen people in roll over collisions like this one and seen people walk out perfectly fine. It just reiterates that seat belts do save lives."

Wooten is still in critical condition this morning.

Charges are pending. Late Night I-40 Crash


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