Durham County

Chapel Hill man charged in fatal Durham car crash

Jacob Samuels, 18, of Chapel Hill faces charges of death by vehicle and running a red light after a Monday afternoon crash at Erwin and Morreene roads that killed a van driver.

Police said Samuels was driving south on Erwin Road when his car his the side of the Duke University passenger van that Vincent Davis, 52, of Durham was driving west, away from the Duke campus.

The van rolled onto its side from the impact, and two cars stopped on the northbound side of Erwin Road were damaged, police said.

The accident happened about 3 p.m.

Police said Davis was dead at the scene, and Samuels and a passenger in the van were taken to nearby Duke Hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

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