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Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Traffic Fatality
UPDATE: The driver has been identified as John Robert Mitchell, 51, of Durham
Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic fatality that happened this morning on Cole Mill Road.
The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. today when an SUV was being driven north on Cole Mill Road near Quail Ridge Road. The driver lost control, causing the SUV to run off the right side of the road and strike a tree.
The driver was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later. A passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the driver to leave the road.
The names are not being released at this time because next of kin has not been notified.