One killed, one hurt as crash closes section of MLK Parkway in Durham

From staff reportsJune 2, 2014 

— 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.

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