Durham Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash
Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that happened Friday morning on North Miami Boulevard near Robinhood Road.
The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. when a rollback wrecker driven by Danny Ray Mangum, 57, of Durham ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree. At the time of the collision, Mangum had a Ford Explorer on the back of the wrecker. The rear chain securing the Explorer broke free and the Explorer crashed into the cab of the wrecker truck. The wrecker truck was owned by American Eagle Towing of Durham.
Mangum was pronounced dead at the scene.
The roadway was free of ice and snow when the accident happened, according to investigators. Investigators are looking into the possibility that a medical issue may have caused the accident.