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Driver killed in Durham crash

Posted December 4, 2011 7:25 a.m. EST
Updated December 5, 2011 10:27 a.m. EST

— A driver died in Durham early Sunday after his car went off U.S. Highway 15/501 and hit a sign pole, police said.

Douglas Rashawn Rucker, 25, of South Adams Street, was southbound on the highway at about 2:15 a.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Nissan Altima and hit the metal pole at N.C. Highway 751, according to police.

Excessive speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck, police said.