Durham Police Investigating Traffic Fatality on N. Roxboro Street
Shortly before 2:30 a.m. today, Durham Police Department officers responded to the 5500 block of N. Roxboro Street where a single-vehicle traffic crash had occurred. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene.
The 5500 block of N. Roxboro Street, northbound and southbound, is closed.
The investigation of the crash is underway and additional information is not yet available.
UPDATE: The vehicle involved in the crash was a 2017 Jeep Renegade – a rental from Enterprise. The vehicle was headed south on North Roxboro Street when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. A DPD officer was at the scene quickly and worked to remove the passengers from the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The officer deployed two fire extinguishers, but wasn’t able to douse the fire.
One male and one female were inside the Jeep at the time of the crash.