Police investigate fatal traffic accident


September 9, 2013 9:00:00 PM PDT
The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened Monday at the intersection of Horton Road and Stadium Drive.

The accident happened late Monday night when police say 17-year-old Amina Baker was driving on Stadium Drive and collided with 30-year-old Rubia Hernandez Portillo's minivan.

Authorities say the impact caused the van to spin and overturn with Portillo thrown from the vehicle.

Portillo was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in her vehicle was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Baker was not injured.

No charges have been filed but the accident remains under investigation.

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