Head-On Crash Results in Three Fatalities in Durham, North Carolina


May 06, 2019

DURHAM, NC. – According to an online news story posted at wral.com, a head-on vehicle crash resulted in three fatalities in Durham, North Carolina. One other person was injured in the accident, according to the news report. None of the victims has been identified by investigating officials at this time.*

The accident occurred in the late afternoon on April 30 on North Carolina Highway 751 in Durham. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and WRAL report that at approximately 4 p.m., a Cadillac (model not reported) was traveling south on Highway 751. At the same time, a Mercedes (model not reported) was traveling north on the highway.

Near the area of Kerley Road, Troopers say the driver of the Mercedes ran off the roadway, then overcorrected. The Mercedes then reentered the highway and crossed into southbound traffic, where the Mercedes collided head-on with the Cadillac. It is not yet clear what caused the Mercedes to initially leave the road or the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 

WRAL reports that three people were riding in the Cadillac, and all three were killed in the collision. No identifying information about these three people was released in the news report. 

WRAL further reports that the driver of the Mercedes, who was also not identified, sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of his or her injuries was not reported, nor was his or her current condition.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol is still investigating the case. No information about potential charges was reported. 

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Source:https://www.wral.com/three-killed-in-head-on-collision-on-nc-751-in-durham/18357431/

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