Durham, NC – Daniel Watt Killed in Lyft Accident on Durham Frwy at Ellis Rd

Durham, NC (August 3, 2021) – On Tuesday morning, August 3, a fatal accident took place on a major roadway in Durham that led to the death of one person.

Officers with the Durham Police Department say that a 26-year-old man was thrown from a ride-share vehicle and died after it was rear-ended along Highway 147 in Durham early Tuesday morning. North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers added that the deadly crash happened around 1:30 a.m. near Ellis Road on the Durham Freeway.

Initial reports state that a 2017 Mercedes Benz was headed northbound and ran into the back of a 2017 Toyota. Lyft confirmed the Toyota was driving for the ride-share service. The Toyota went off the road and struck the cable guardrail as a result of the collision.

The passenger in the Toyota, identified as 26-year-old Daniel Joseph Watt, died after he was ejected from the vehicle.

The Lyft driver, a 26-year-old from Raleigh, was transported to the hospital in serious condition, troopers said. The Mercedes driver was treated at the scene.

Troopers expect the driver of Mercedes to face charges.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Daniel Joseph Watt at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina

Durham, NC - Daniel Watt Killed in Lyft Accident on Durham Frwy at Ellis RdCar accidents happen every single hour of the day in the state of North Carolina, some of which lead to serious harm to those involved. These accidents sometimes lead to the loss of loved ones. Hundreds of lives are taken due to car accidents every month in the state of North Carolina. In 2018 alone, it is estimated that approximately 1,442 people were killed in fatal accidents throughout the state. There are many reasons for fatal accidents in the state of North Carolina such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.

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