Durham road shut down after man swerves to avoid deer, slams into utility pole

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Glenn School Road in Durham was shut down following a single-vehicle crash that took down a utility pole Thursday morning, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said.

Glenn School Road from Glenn Road to Interstate 85 was shut down while repair crews replaced the pole.


A preliminary investigation shows that a male driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole around 1 a.m. on Glenn School Road.

The sheriff’s office said the man was trying to avoid hitting a deer in the road. The driver was uninjured.

The road reopened around 11:30 a.m.

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