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Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that happened early this morning on Farrington Road near Dunbrook Drive.
The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. in the 6300 block of Farrington Road when a southbound 2005 Honda Accord driven by Osiel Valencia Rosales, 33, of Chapel Hill ran off the right side of the road. The driver then apparently over-corrected and ran off the left side of the road, crashing into a pine tree.
Rosales was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Honda Accord – Norma Lorena Telles, 38, of Chapel Hill – was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries which do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.
Alcohol and speed both appear to have been factors in the crash, according to a preliminary investigation.
Farrington Road was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated.