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81-year-old dies, 85-year-old spouse hurt as Nissan flips in Durham crash, police say

An 81-year-old man died and his spouse was seriously hurt after a car crash Monday night in Durham, the city’s police say.

Annette Fox, 85, was driving west on Renaissance Parkway at about 5:30 p.m. when she turned in front of a car operated by Samantha Gomez, 26, who was going the opposite way on the road, police said in a news release.

The cars collided, causing Fox’s compact SUV “to flip on its side” near Leonardo Drive, according to the news release.

Billie J. Fox, the driver’s husband and a passenger in her Nissan Rouge, died at the scene.

Annette Fox went to a hospital with serious injuries, police say.

Gomez wasn’t hurt, according to authorities.

Officers say the crash is still under investigation, and “alcohol and speed were not factors.” No one has been charged.

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