DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Police said a serious traffic crash turned fatal Monday morning after a motorcycle and SUV collided, shutting down the southbound lane of N. Duke Street in Durham for a few hours.
The crash took place at the intersection of N. Duke Street and Holt School Road at approximately 5:30 a.m., Durham police said.
The motorcyclist has been identified as Kalon Gentry, 25, of Roxboro. Gentry was heading southbound when he was struck by an SUV turning left in front of his path.
Police said Gentry suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene and police have not identified that person. Based on the preliminary investigation, Durham police said speed and impairment do not appear to be factors leading to the crash.
The southbound lane of N. Duke Street was closed for investigation from Holt School Road to Roxboro Street and reopened at approximately 9 a.m., according to a CBS 17 crew on the scene.
As of about 12:30 p.m., police said the crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have information on this crash is asked to contact Investigator J. Colquitt at (919) 560-4935, ext. 29450.