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Fatal wreck reported in Durham

Posted May 18, 2010 5:59 a.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2010 10:35 a.m. EDT

— Durham police were investigating a fatal crash that happened at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday near 3148 Hillsborough Road and Bellevue Avenue.

An eastbound 1995 Chevrolet Corsica crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound 1999 Nissan Sentra driven by Yonsy Balmore-Campos, 23, of Durham, police said. The Nissan was in the correct lane of travel when the crash happened, according to police.

The driver of the Corsica, whose name was not released because relatives had not been notified, was trapped in his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Balmore-Campos was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Investigators charged Balmore-Campos with driving while impaired, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and driving without a license.