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Driver killed when vehicle strikes tree

Speeding was a factor in an early morning wreck in which a vehicle struck a tree, killing the driver, police said.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Speeding was a factor in an early morning wreck in which a vehicle struck a tree, killing the driver, police said.

Police said that a northbound 2008 Dodge ran off South Roxboro Street, near Masondale Avenue, around 2:10 a.m. and struck a tree.

The driver died of injuries at the scene. The victim's identity was withheld, pending notification of family.

Police said that the Dodge was totaled. The wreck remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the wreck should call Durham Crimestoppers at 919-683-1200 or Traffic Officer Larry Cox at 919-560-4315.

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