A 42-year-old man died late Tuesday when the car he was driving ran off Sprunt Avenue near Bellevue Avenue adjacent to the Hillandale Golf Course and struck a tree, police said.
Santos Armando Funes-Rivera of Durham was alone in the 2009 Nissan Versa, officials said. The crash was reported at 11:06 p.m.
The car went off the right side of Sprunt, and the left side of the car smashed into a tree, police said. Funes-Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene, they said.
Investigators said speed was a factor in the accident.