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Durham woman dies while fleeing traffic accident

Posted January 5, 2016

Durham police said a 27-year-old woman died on Monday night after crashing her vehicle on U.S. 70. The woman, police said, was feeling an earlier traffic accident.

— A Durham woman who was fleeing a traffic accident died Monday night after she was ejected from her vehicle as it ran off the road.

Angelica Michelle Holder, 27, was involved in a minor traffic accident on U.S. 70 at East End Avenue, according to a news release from the Durham Police Department. Holder was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano.

Holder's vehicle rear-ended another vehicle shortly after 11 p.m., and she sped away from the wreck, police said.

Holder's Nissan ran off the left side of U.S. 70 West and struck an embankment, causing the vehicle to flip. Holder, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

U.S. 70 West was shut down for roughly three hours following the wreck.


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  • John Gardner Jan 13, 2016
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    Stupid is as stupid does!

  • Lewis Smeltzer Jan 5, 2016
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  • Steve Clayton Jan 5, 2016
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    Yes James alot of illegals!!!

  • James Scandrick Jan 5, 2016
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    JustIn Case, do you comment on all the vehicle homicides in Johnston Co, due to alcohol and drugs and moonshine and speeds, and we all know what and who lives in the lands of Johnston co?

  • Crystal Czeck Jan 5, 2016
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    With the kind of record she has, it's just one less idgit in the world. Larceny, Child Abuse, Assault. See ya.

  • Justin Case Jan 5, 2016
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    Read this :http://northcarolina.arrests.org/Arrests/Angelica_Holder_7951597/

  • Ginny Pospisil Jan 5, 2016
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    And now, she's dead.

  • Chase Truman Jan 5, 2016
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    Bet she was drunk.