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Durham police: Driver hurt, passenger killed in crash

Posted September 24, 2015
Updated September 25, 2015

One person is dead following a car crash on N.C. Highway 54 in Durham Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

— A passenger in a car died Thursday afternoon following a brief chase that ended in a crash on N.C. Highway 54 in Durham, police said.

Authorities say the chase began at about 4:15 p.m. when an officer tried to stop a car that was speeding. The car sped away, crashing seconds later.

The passenger, Andrew Terry, 27, of Henderson, died in the accident, and the driver, Jehdon Shenard Ramsey, 31, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Police charged Ramsey with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

An investigation of the wreck is ongoing.


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  • Sarcoi Dosis Sep 25, 2015
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    IMHO... If you RUN from the Police, if you Fight with the Police, if you Resist the Police or Lie to them....
    YOU Deserve Everything you Get, up to an including the MAXIMUM allowable by law.
    Laws written by the politicians we elected, and hired the Officers of the Law to Uphold...

    Is it sad that someone died? YES, Absolutely!!

    My simple point is that you Don't run from the Law, Ever... When you do, it will go Poorly for you, and it's very hard for me to feel sorry for common criminals..

  • Mike Hill Sep 25, 2015
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    Pro tip to young drivers reality is not like the movie "Fast and Furious."

  • Sonja Yagel Sep 25, 2015
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    [i]I am glad no innocent people were killed in this situation. Sorry for the one who was killed and that he chose to be in such a stupid person's car.

  • Donna Dearing Sep 25, 2015
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    He just got out of prison last year after serving 12 yrs of a 15 yr 8 mo sentence. Nice guy huh?

  • Kristin Byrne Sep 25, 2015
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    No one's blaming the passenger. I think people, myself included, are blaming the guy who was driving the car for making a decision that cost that passenger their life.

  • Jonathan Crowder Sep 25, 2015
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    My prayer's go out to the family of the passenger.

  • Dan Wilder Sep 25, 2015
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    I haven't heard a single person here put any blame on the passenger...No, the person totally responsible was the driver of the speeding car.

  • Mick Flynn Sep 25, 2015
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    Dan - don't confuse a liberal with facts. It just annoys them.

  • Dan Wilder Sep 25, 2015
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    Suppose they get the tag number and just let him go and he runs into someone down the road and kills a family. The police will be condemned for no trying to stop them. Or suppose the car is stolen, or the owner is found dead because they were carjacked. Suppose it's dark and you can't see who is driving so you won't be able to identify them. suppose you can't get close enough to get the tag number.. There are a million scenarios. The police can't win either way in most cases. You can and will never be able to predict the outcome of any event where human behavior is involved.

  • Alex Stephens Sep 25, 2015
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    Makes me wonder about blood alcohol levels or if it was a fugitive behind the wheel or if it was a stolen car.