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17-year-old dies Christmas Eve crashing Camaro into tree, building

Posted December 26, 2020 10:09 a.m. EST
Updated December 26, 2020 11:27 a.m. EST

— Durham police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that happened at around 12:20 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Lakewood Avenue.

According to investigators, the crash happened when a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, which was going northbound on Lakewood Avenue, failed to negotiate a curve. The car struck a building and a tree before coming to rest in the roadway.

The driver, a 17 year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a factor, according to investigators, and the crash is still under investigation.

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