DURHAM — One man was killed and another critically injured early Monday when their car went into a turn too fast on a ramp from U.S. 15-501 to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, went airborne and crashed into a Jersey barrier, police said.
The crash closed MLK Parkway between University Drive and U.S. 15-501 as well as the exit from northbound 15-501 to MLK.
Franco Juan Sanchez, 33, was driving the 2002 Subaru when it crashed about 3:45 a.m. and died at the scene, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Edward Frye Mitchell III, 24, of Durham was a passenger and was taken to Duke University Hospital.
Crash investigators determined that alcohol and speed both contributed to the accident, Michael said.