It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of N. Roxboro Street.
Police say the crash involved a single vehicle - a red Jeep that was a rental from Enterprise.
New info from @DurhamPoliceNC: SUV is a rental from Enterprise, there was a fire after the wreck. Woman behind the wheel and male passenger died in crash on 5500 block N. Roxboro St. SB traffic still slow until Road is cleared. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/jVi2kUUuMi— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) December 18, 2017
The two people, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A fatal single SUV wreck has @DurhamPoliceNC working on the 5500 block of N. Roxboro Street. Two people, a man and a woman, died. One NB lane is open, but drivers headed south must detour at Northern HS to Milton, then back on to Roxboro. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/rtZDAlYEig— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) December 18, 2017
Authorities said there was a fire after the wreck. They also said the woman was driving, while the man was in the passenger seat.
It is unclear what caused the crash at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
One northbound lane of N. Roxboro Street is open, but drivers headed south must detour at Northern High School to Milton Drive, then back on to Roxboro Street.
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