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Car, chased by troopers, crashes near Durham-Orange line

Posted December 18, 2009 11:55 a.m. EST
Updated December 18, 2009 5:26 p.m. EST

A man who tried to flee from state troopers crashed his car Friday morning near the Durham-Orange county line, authorities said.

The state Highway Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle northbound on Interstate 85 when it crashed into the back of a truck just after 11 a.m., troopers said.

The driver, who first attracted attention by driving 40 mph in the 65-mph zone, sped up when troopers approached and led them on a high-speed chase for about nine miles.

The unidentified man was taken to Duke University Hospital; he was the only person injured in the crash.

Lanes were closed briefly while the wreck was cleared.