Teen killed in single-car crash early Christmas morning in Durham

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Saturday, December 26, 2020
Teen killed in Durham crash
Teen driver dies in a single-car crash early Christmas morning in Durham.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham Police said a teenaged driver was killed when his vehicle skidded off a wet road in Durham early on Christmas morning.

The crash happened at approximately 12:20 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Lakewood Avenue near University Drive just south of downtown Durham.

Investigators said the crash happened when the 17-year-old driver of a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro going northbound on Lakewood Avenue failed to negotiate a curve. The car struck a building and a tree before coming to rest in the roadway.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.

The incident remains under investigation