Durham, NC (September 5, 2020) – Around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, September 4, one person was killed in a fatal crash in Durham.
Police confirmed that a driver identified as Antonio Waddell, who was local to the area, was driving his passenger vehicle headed westbound on I-40 when he crashed into a pickup truck for unknown reasons.
Waddell was driving in the center lane of the highway when his vehicle collided with the Ford F-150. Paramedics confirmed that Waddell was transported to the hospital with traumatic injuries and succumbed to those injuries while there.
The driver of the pickup truck was also taken to a local hospital with injuries but he is expected to recover.
Several lanes of the highway were closed in the area for approximately three hours.
Durham Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
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