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Durham County wreck leaves one dead, three injured

Posted October 13, 2011

— A single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 501 in Durham County early Thursday killed one person and injured three others, state troopers said.

A vehicle ran off the road in the 9300 block of U.S. 501 in Bahama around 2 a.m., landed in a ditch and hit a tree, troopers said.

One passenger was thrown from the vehicle and died.

The driver and two other passengers were taken to a local hospital. Information about their conditions was not available.


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  • mike honcho Oct 14, 2011

    First of all my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of all who are involved, this is an all too common tragedy that can be avoided, I speak to drivers ED classes about speed, alcohol, and the lack of seat belts. While its true you can do everything right, stay sober, wear your seatbelt, do the speed limit and you can still be killed in a car crash due to no fault of your own, however in all the stories of young people dying in wrecks, the common theme is speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts...these are avoidable, hopefully the deceased has taken Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, I feel for the parents and friends left to greive the loss.

  • teklc Oct 14, 2011

    DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — One man is dead and three other people hurt after a single-car crash involving a drunk driver in Durham County.

    State Highway Patrol Troopers said the accident happened on Highway 501 around 2 a.m. Thursday. Troopers said the driver, Christopher Haun, was speeding and ran off the road before he hit a tree.

    Haun and two of his passengers were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Another passenger, Justin Mylott, 20, of Hillsborough was pronounced dead at the scene.

    There is no information about additional charges at this time.

  • teklc Oct 14, 2011

    This is sad. The passenger that died was starting to turn his life around and become a wonderful contributing member of society. Another tragic death of a young person before they even lived their life to the fullest. I feel for the driver as you know he will forever feel the guilt

  • littelbit Oct 14, 2011

    two of the girls in the crash are my friends one which is my best friend..they are holding up.thank you everyone for there prayers it means alot to their families and me... but i would greatly appreciate it if people would stop making accusations until you know the whole story it is already hard enough on there friends to have to deal with one friend that died and three more in the hospital...just pls keep them in your prayers...

  • pamiacono Oct 14, 2011

    Very, very sad. There was a drinking and speeding charge brought according to the public court calendar. Let this be a sobering lesson for us and our children. I can't imagine what the families are feeling and I pray to never experience it as a parent. Seems we've all lost friends or loved ones to alcohol-related accidents at some point. Let's pray for families and remind our own children EVERY DAY of consequences. Please tell your kids AND their friends: "Call me, I'll come get you, no matter what time of night", and deal with it in the morning - when everyone is safe and alive.

  • feelin41 Oct 13, 2011

    CRT1987......if I could "high-five" you right now I would!! These facts I also know to be true. It is a crying shame that the actions of one child can turn so many lives upside down. We all have been guilty of acting before thinking, maybe/hopefully this accident will wake this young man up. Maybe this accident will teach some of these teens that drinking (and drugs) are not the most "in" thing. I pray for all involved. I pray for all of our children who think they are the acception to drinking and driving. As much as I pray for all that were involved, I also pray that this young man is held accountable for his actions.

  • orthogal37 Oct 13, 2011

    This is a terribly sad day for everyone involved. As I sit here and read all of the comments, I can surely see both sides. My mother was killed in a car accident when I was 13 years old while on her way to work one morning. An elderly lady ran a stop sign and flipped my moms jeep. So, I know the shock and hurt but I also have to wonder why in the world were 4 teenagers out at 2 am on a weekday. There is nothing to do at that time of morning. I would have been worried sick about my kids. There may have been NO drugs, alcohol or anything else negative but you can't help but ask that with the situation. I just hope God was with each one so they did not know what was happening and were not afraid. What a horrible tragedy. This has truly ruined my weekend. Please pray for the children, their friends, and most of all their family.

  • ECUgirl2012 Oct 13, 2011

    It is really pathetic that all some of you can say is negative things about someone dying in a car accident. I lost quite a few classmates when I was in high school and even after. It is not a good feeling. Despite what factors were or were not involved you guys shouldn't make negative comments about someone dying. Also, I feel like the news does more stories on young people who die in car accidents than any other age group. People of all ages have car accdidents. Prayers go out to friends and family!

  • 007KnightRider Oct 13, 2011

    So sad! My thoughts and prayers are with the families.

  • Dreamin of Disney World Oct 13, 2011

    Not only is the family grieving, but many other families as well. This is beyond tragedy. Well liked young man, with many friends..and a great family loved by many. This is too much to take in right now.