Crime briefs: Man charged in May homicide

June 5, 2014 

Man charged in May homicide

DURHAM Police have arrested and charged a Durham man with a fatal shooting that reportedly sent a vehicle crashing into a house.

Speed, alcohol blamed in fatal crash

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 Hospital.

Crash investigators determined that alcohol and speed both contributed to the accident, Michael said.

Durham News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service