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Man steals car in Durham, dies in crash

Posted February 17, 2009 5:46 a.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2009 4:33 p.m. EST

— Jarrod Alexander Carrington, 21, of Miriam Circle in Durha, died around 2 a.m. Tuesday after he stole a 1997 Lexus and crashed on U.S. Highway 15-501 at Hillsborough Road, according to Durham police.

Police say Carrington was speeding when he lost control on a curve, hit a guardrail, crossed the median and hit the concrete base of the highway sign.

Someone had reported the car stolen moments earlier from Roxboro Road and Club Boulevard, police said.