Driver Faces Criminal Charges Following Durham Accident That Killed Three People


May 04, 2019

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – As reported online by newsobserver.com, a 68-year-old man faces multiple criminal charges following an accident that left three people dead.*

On April 29, 2019, three people sustained fatal injuries in a Durham County accident on N.C. 751.  According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on N.C. 751 near Kerley Road and close to the Orange County line.  

A 68-year-old Stoneville man who allegedly caused the fatal accident is facing three counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle. The man was driving his 2017 Mercedes Benz on northbound N.C. 751 when he apparently swerved to miss striking a bicyclist.  The man then overcorrected and veered into the southbound lane of N.C. 751 where he collided head-on with a Cadillac, killing three people instantly.

One report indicates that the driver and front-seat passenger of the Cadillac were not wearing seatbelts.  The backseat passenger of the Cadillac, as well as the driver of the Mercedes Benz, were reportedly wearing seatbelts.  

The driver of the Mercedes Benz was transported to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

Once the 68-year-old Stoneville man recovers from his injuries, law enforcement officials can obtain the man’s statement to help determine what factors contributed to the cause of the head-on collision. 

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Source:https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article229900679.html

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