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Accident Leaves One Dead On Durham Freeway

Posted May 19, 2000

— A man whose vehicle allegedly struck and killed a tow truck driver Saturday night is in jail. The accident occurred alongside the Durham Freeway.

According to the Highway Patrol, 34-year-old Dennis Baines Cannon was drunk and swerved off the road, hitting the tow truck and the driver, who was helping a motorist at about 10 p.m.

The tow truck driver, 27-year-old Jason Paul Caviness, died at the scene.

Cannon was driving a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

He is charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle. He is in the Durham County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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