Shortly before midnight, authorities said Benito Garibo, 24, was driving a pickup truck on westbound Interstate 40 near Miami Boulevard when he tried to change lanes and hit a sport utility vehicle.
Garibo was thrown from the vehicle and died as a result of head injuries. A passenger in the truck, Jamie Vega-Lezama, who was also thrown from the truck, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the two were not wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the SUV, Evelina Williams, of Durham, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Vega-Lezama and Williams were treated at a local hospital and later released.
No charges have been filed, police said.
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