Durham police are investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a single vehicle that happened shortly after 2 a.m. today on US 15 501 Hwy south near Pickett Rd.
A Blue 2004 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on US 15 501 Hwy when it ran off the road left and struck the face of a guard rail, spun around 180 degrees and rested against the guard rail on the right side of the road. The driver, 23-year-old Kevin Mejia-Dominguez of Durham was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash
The road was shut down for approximately five hours.