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Durham police probe fatal one-vehicle wreck

Posted July 20, 2009

— Police were investigating a fatal one-vehicle wreck that occurred Monday morning on Hope Valley Road, near Chelsea Circle.

Officers found Charles Wilson Knowles, 90, of Hope Valley Road, dead behind the wheel of a small truck at about 11:25 a.m. Monday, police said. He apparently veered off the road, striking an embankment, police said.

The case remains under investigation.


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  • withnailharrison Jul 20, 2009

    "Sounds fishy, the speed limit is 35 on that entire road."
    You really think something is fishy Matlock? Since when do people pay attention to speed limits? The actual speed of most drivers along that road is closer to 50 mph. I really doubt something sinister happend. Well, maybe the Peterson owls flew in front of his car.

  • brinkflanks Jul 20, 2009

    consider cardiac arrest.

  • 68_polara Jul 20, 2009

    Sounds fishy, the speed limit is 35 on that entire road.