1 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash in Durham – WTVD-TV

1 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash in Durham - WTVD-TV
Wrong-way crash in Durham kills driver, injures two others
Police say it appears the Ford Edge had been going the wrong way on South Miami for a significant distance before it hit a Nissan Altima. The driver of the Altima and a passenger in the Edge were hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

The driver of the Edge was Anthony Carr, 51, of Durham, according to police spokesman Wil Glenn. Police have not released the names of the two injured people but say the investigation is not complete.

Police say the fatal crash occurred early Sunday. The driver of a Ford Edge SUV was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after slamming into the front end of a Nissan Altima.

Police said they didnt know if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, which took place shortly before 2:30 a.m. near East Cornwallis Road.

A police statement says an initial investigation suggests that the Ford was traveling in the wrong direction “for a significant distance leading up to the crash.”

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DURHAM, N.C. (WITN) Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hospitalized in a deadly wrong-way collision in Durham.

Durham, N.C. — One person died and several others were hospitalized Sunday morning after a head-on crash near the intersection of E. Cornwallis Road and Miami Boulevard.

The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. According to Durham officials, a Ford Edge was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Miami Boulevard when it struck a Nissan Altima head-on.

The driver of the Ford Edge, identified as Anthony Carr, 51, of Durham, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. His passenger was transported to Duke with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said the driver of the Nissan Altima was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the Ford Edge was likely traveling the wrong way on S. Miami Boulevard for a “significant distance” before the crash. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved.


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