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Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Interstate 85
Durham police are investigating a fatal crash that happened late this morning on Interstate 85 South near the Cole Mill Road exit.
The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. when a southbound 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV driven by Alexander Malykin, 42, of Durham crashed into the back of a southbound tractor-trailer driven by Daniel Blythe, 45, of Murfreesboro. Both vehicles were in the far right lane when the collision occurred.
Malykin was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time late. Blythe was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash, according to investigators. No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.