Durham woman dies after being thrown from van in wreck
Posted September 3, 2013
Durham, N.C. — A 30-year-old Durham woman died late Monday after being thrown from her Ford minivan in a wreck on Stadium Drive, police said.
According to investigators, Rubia Hernandez Portillo was traveling west on Stadium Drive at about 11:50 p.m. when she collided with a Toyota RAV4 driven by Amina Baker, 17.
The impact, which happened near the intersection of Horton Road, caused the van to spin and overturn, and Portillo was thrown from the vehicle, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man in the van with Portillo was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and Baker was not injured, police said.
No charges have been filed, but authorities were still investigating the wreck Tuesday morning.