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Man steals car in Durham, dies in crash

Posted February 17, 2009
Updated February 18, 2009

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— Jarrod Alexander Carrington, 21, of Miriam Circle in Durha, died around 2 a.m. Tuesday after he stole a 1997 Lexus and crashed on U.S. Highway 15-501 at Hillsborough Road, according to Durham police.

Police say Carrington was speeding when he lost control on a curve, hit a guardrail, crossed the median and hit the concrete base of the highway sign.

Someone had reported the car stolen moments earlier from Roxboro Road and Club Boulevard, police said.


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  • m123 Feb 17, 2009

    crime doesn't pay

  • spentrounds-full auto Feb 17, 2009

    Sounds like he is an excellent candidate for the "Darwin Award"

  • ccacrabbitdog Feb 17, 2009

    on the morning news they called him a victim...what?....the only thing he's a victim of, is his own stupidity......love it that he is taking a dirt nap....

  • ibbott41 Feb 17, 2009

    I have noticed that when the reports omits names the victims or the criminals are not from this country. I wonder why?

  • justbnme Feb 17, 2009

    Best story I've read today! Too bad the same thing didn't happen
    to the teens that beat up the elderly lady. No sympathy for either of them!

  • clover1019 Feb 17, 2009

    keeping my fingers crossed we can bring our illegal immigrant number down a notch after that.

  • thedezsos1 Feb 17, 2009

    maybe he was trying to start a new trend...self-justice??

  • sssh.. whisper Feb 17, 2009

    I guess this car thief got the maximum penalty.. One more crook off the street..

  • Grapeapious Feb 17, 2009

    Ouch, that had to hurt. Then again, stupid should hurt. I'm sorry that the victim lost his car and I hate that the guy died but he has no one to blame but himself.

  • Z Man Feb 17, 2009

    Well, it was a 1997 - 11 years old so it was likely paid off and worth squat in insurance money.