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Woman dies of injuries suffered in Durham wreck

Posted April 20, 2009

— A Durham woman died Sunday of injuries she suffered in a weekend wreck, police said Monday.

Belinda Velasquez, 28, was eastbound on Cheek Road at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday when her Ford Contour ran off the left side of the road near Mayo Street, slammed into a cinder-block wall and overturned, police said. The car then caught fire with Velasquez trapped inside, police said.

She died Sunday at the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.


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  • christineswisher Apr 20, 2009

    that was an awful thing to happen. You know the rest......

  • seaturtles246 Apr 20, 2009

    That is so horrible - I can't even imagine. Prayers are with her family.