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Duke employee in critical condition after moped crash

Posted September 28, 2009 3:38 p.m. EDT
Updated September 29, 2009 12:02 p.m. EDT

— A campus employee crashed his moped at Duke University Saturday night and sustained life-threatening injuries, university police said.

Saber Benson, 26, of Chapel Hill, was trying to pass through the iron gate on Union Drive as it was closing at 11:45 p.m., a campus police spokesman said.

Benson is an employee at The Loop Pizza Grill in Duke's West Union building. He was in critical condition Monday.

Police found alcohol at the crash scene and are trying to determine if it was involved in the crash. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Duke police at 919-684-2444.