Trooper: woman killed in Durham rollover crash was speeding, not wearing seat belt

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman killed in an early-morning crash in Durham was speeding and not wearing a seat belt, a trooper said.

Witnesses on scene told CBS North Carolina they saw the driver was speeding on Angier Avenue at about 2 a.m. and then heard a screeching sound before the crash.

A state trooper says Corinthian Charles, 25, of Durham, was ejected from a blue Honda as it overturned several times.

According to officials and witnesses at the scene, Charles was found lying on the ground outside the car.

A woman told CBS North Carolina she called 911 to report the incident after hearing a speeding car followed by a car crashing.

“I heard a car come flying by, I’m guessing probably 75, 80 miles per hour.. and you could hear it, it flipped end over end. I immediately grabbed my phone and was dialing 911 as I come out the door. I looked and all you could see was the vehicle upside down and smoke coming from it,” said witness Lyn Faircloth.

A man who lives nearby and ran to the scene said he checked Charles’ pulse as soon as he got there.

“I felt for a pulse and I couldn’t feel it. The EMT said he felt one but it went away real quick. They pronounced her deceased at that time,” said Gary Headrick.

The road was closed to traffic near Glover Road but reopened by 5 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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