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1 killed, 4 injured in Durham wreck

Posted July 24, 2013
Updated July 25, 2013

One person was killed and four others were injured in a two-vehicle wreck that shut down part of North Roxboro Road in Durham.

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One person was killed and four others were injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck that shut down part of a Durham roadway.

 

Kammie Michael, a spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department, said the wreck happened shortly after 2:15 p.m. on North Roxboro Road near Macwood Drive.

Michael said a northbound Kia Optima, driven by Amy Michelle Stone, 34, of Hurdle Mills, apparently drifted across the center line into the southbound lanes, colliding head-on with a Ford F-350 truck.

Stone died at the scene, and the driver of the Ford, Eric Pendergrass, 18, and three of his passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Michael said charges haven't been filed.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of North Roxboro Road were closed in the area for about four hours.

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  • beach2011 Jul 26, 9:46 a.m.

    So sad. It was an accident - I am sure she did not see the truck or she would not have pulled out!!!

  • mike honcho Jul 25, 12:36 p.m.

    FarmerUSA- You are emotionally charged over this crash, I get that. My previous statement was "someone did something to cause this crash" the woman driving the car drove into the path of the truck...someone did something. The most important sentence in my previous post was the last one.

  • FarmerUSA Jul 25, 11:20 a.m.

    I know this family personally and the women driving the vehicle did in fact pull out in front of the truck. The driver of the truck had absolutely no time to react before impact. This "accident" was not "avoidable" in the terms of the truck being able to stop or swerve to miss the other drivers vehicle.

  • heelsrule Jul 25, 11:12 a.m.

    According to family members the driver that was killed pulled out from Macwood Dr into the path of the other car.

  • mike honcho Jul 25, 10:55 a.m.

    I'm not a fan of the word accident, by definition its an UNavoidable collision, when in fact they are very avoidable.
    Someone did something to cause this crash, and a crash scene is very much a crime scene that contains evidence.
    Well wishers and do gooders often disturb and contaminate the crime scene making it difficult for investigators to properly investgate the crash.

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this horrific crash.

  • FarmerUSA Jul 25, 10:15 a.m.

    Please stop making assumptions about this accident, because it was simply that, an accident. No crime has been committed here by a heinous driver LocalYokel. The shear weight of the truck could in fact cause this much damage going 45mph. Stop passing judgement on people you do not even know who were involved in this ACCIDENT.

  • bahamamama Jul 25, 9:43 a.m.

    LocalYokel--A wreck is not a crime, unless someone is drunk or driving crazy. That is why they are called accidents. Some accidents are not avoidable but it's still not a crime.

  • LocalYokel Jul 25, 8:39 a.m.

    Most important here... this situation is entirely preventable and unnecessary death on our roads.

    If your tired of seeing crimes like this then make sure you tell your law enforcement and prosecutors you want justice for bad drivers that commit these heinous crimes.

  • prmoo Jul 25, 8:20 a.m.

    Most important here... she was a wife,mother,daughter and sister. It is a tragic event and she will be sadly missed.

  • dleven04 Jul 24, 7:51 p.m.

    Ugh, sad. I truly hate NC roads. Billy the Kid

    What's wrong with NC roads? What has this very serious wreck got to do with your dislike for NC roads?

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