Durham County

March 28, 2014

Man seriously hurt in crash on Durham’s East End Avenue

A man was seriously hurt in a wreck on East End Avenue in Durham early Friday in which his car broke apart and burned after it hit trees.

A Durham man was seriously hurt in a wreck on East End Avenue early Friday, and police spent several hours trying to determine whether a second person was involved.

Shannon Williams, 36, was driving an Acura east on East End Avenue at high speed when it crossed the center line and went off the north side of the road, crashed into trees, broke apart and burned, police said.

Police said they were called shortly after 3 a.m. to the crash site at East End and Rowena avenues.

Emergency personnel found Williams nearby. Officers were told that a second person may have been in the car, but they and firefighters found no one else.

Williams was charged with driving while impaired, driving without a license and driving carelessly and recklessly, a police statement said.

He suffered a knee injury, two broken arms and cuts on his face, police said.

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