Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash
The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened late Thursday on North Duke Street near Minerva Avenue.
The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. when a silver Ford Focus, which was going north in the right lane of North Duke Street, swerved in front of a northbound Buick Enclave, which was in the left lane of North Duke Street, according to investigators.
The collision caused the Buick Enclave to hit a utility pole. The Buick Enclave pushed the side of the Ford Focus into a tree. The occupants of the Ford Focus were trapped in the vehicle and were extricated by the Durham Fire Department.
The driver of the Ford Focus was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is not being released at the time. The female driver of the Buick Enclave was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Her identity has not been determined at this time.
A 14-year-old male passenger in the Buick Enclave was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A 25-year-old male passenger in the Ford Focus was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.
The Buick Enclave had been reported stolen on July 3.
The accident remains under investigation