Durham Police Investigate Fatality Wreck on NC Hwy 55
*update* April 15
Durham police are investigating a fatal crash that happened shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of N.C. 55 Highway and Delchester Court.
The crash happened when Velma Futrell, 66, of Durham was attempting to make a left turn from Delchester Court on to N.C. 55 Highway and collided with a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle operated by Kenneth Douglas Hunter, 43, of Durham, according to investigators. Hunter was going north on N.C. 55 Highway and Futrell was driving a 2015 Mercedes sedan west when the wreck occurred.
Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene.
Speed was a factor in the crash, according to investigators.
No charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.
Durham police are investigating a vehicle wreck on Hwy 55 between Cornwallis Road and Riddle Road. The
crash happened shortly after 7:00 pm when a collision occurred between a passenger vehicle and a
motorcycle. The motorcycle driver, an adult male, was declared deceased on the scene.
Hwy 55 between Cornwallis Road and Riddle Road will be closed until further. Further details will be
available as the investigation proceeds.