Woman dies in Durham wreck

FROM STAFF REPORTSApril 19, 2009 

— A Durham woman died in a one-vehicle accident in the 600 block of N.C. 54 and a passenger was seriously injured, police reported early this morning.

Police identified the deceased driver of the 2001 Hyundai as Joanna Karolina Park, 38, of Copper Hill Court, Durham, according to a police department news release.

The passenger has been identified as Joseph Phelan, 27, Sandstone Ridge Drive, Durham. He sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Duke Hospital, according to police.

Investigators cited speed as a factor in the accident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Durham Crimestoppers at 683-1200 or Investigator T.L. Gilliam at 560-4314.

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