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Passenger killed, driver charged in Durham crash

Posted November 16, 2019 10:39 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2019 8:44 a.m. EST

— One man died Saturday night in a single-car crash on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.

According to the Durham Police Department, officers responded to 3323 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. before 9 p.m. They said a 2005 Ford Focus traveling in the southbound lanes ran off the left side of the road.

The driver overcorrected, causing his car to spin 180 degrees and slide into a concrete bridge support near Academy Road.

Durham crash investigation

A passenger in the backseat, identified as Gregory Alston, 53, of Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the front seat, identified as Anthony Mills, 43, of Durham, was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver, Devin Hopkins, 41, of Durham, suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was charged with felony death by motor vehicle and felony serious injury by vehicle and was being held in the Durham County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

An investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.

The road was closed from Legion Avenue to Academy Road until 11 p.m. as officials attended to the crash scene.

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