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Three men injured in Durham crash; another driver charged

Posted June 8, 2014

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— Three men were injured in a crash Saturday morning after their vehicle swerved to avoid a van that had pulled out in front of them, state Highway Patrol troopers said.

Troopers say a 1966 Chevrolet swerved off the road at about 10:30 a.m. to avoid crashing into a van that was backing out of a driveway at 3724 Angier Ave.

The driver of the Chevrolet over-corrected and overturned in a ditch on the side the road. He and the two other men inside were not wearing seat belts, troopers said.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle, and it fell on him. He was taken to Duke University Hospital's intensive care unit, where he was listed in critical condition. His name was not released.

The two other men in the vehicle were also being treated at Duke. Their injuries are not life-threatening, troopers said.

Authorities charged the driver of the van with failing to yield. The charge could be upgraded to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle if the driver of the Chevrolet dies, troopers said.

No other information was released.


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