Two killed in Highway 98 crash in Durham County

Authorities arrest driver of pickup truck for DWI after he collided head-on with a SUV Friday morning.
December 28, 2013 1:10:35 PM PST
Authorities say two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 98 in Durham County Friday morning.

It happened at 5:50 a.m. between Coley and Southview roads.

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Authorities said a Dodge pick-up truck driven by Robert Breeden III, of Raleigh, was traveling west on NC 98 when he drifted and collided head-on into a white Isuzu SUV driven by 43-year-old Jorge Avalar, of Durham.

Avalar and his brother, 47-year-old Andreas Avalar, also from Durham, were trapped inside the SUV and died at the scene.

Breeden has been charged with DWI and two counts of felony death by motor vehicle. He was released from Durham County jail Saturday, after posting bond.

The crash is still under investigation.

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