Hwy 15-501 down to one lane

July 28, 2008 1:31:53 PM PDT
Highway 15-501 over Cornwallis Road in Durham has been reduced to one lane of traffic for an undetermined length of time due to a car accident that damaged the bridge.According to witnesses, 34-year-old Miguel Angel Pina Mata was driving a Saturn North on U.S. 15-501 at a high speed when the vehicle crossed over both travel lanes then hit the bridge over Cornwallis Road and spun around in the roadway ending up facing south.

Another northbound vehicle driven by Michelle McLamb of Durham struck the Saturn. McLamb and the passengers in her vehicle did not suffer serious injuries.