Police investigate fatal traffic accident
Durham police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened late Monday at the intersection of Horton Road and Stadium Drive.
The accident happened at 11:53 p.m. when a Toyota RAV4 driven by Amina Baker, 17, of Durham was going south on Stadium Drive and collided with a westbound Ford minivan driven by Rubia Hernandez Portillo, 30, of Durham. The impact caused the van to spin and overturn and Portillo was thrown from the vehicle.
Portillo was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in her vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Baker was not injured.
No charges have been filed but the accident remains under investigation.