DURHAM COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Carlos Corona Cortes and Jessika Carapia-Madrigal, both of Durham, North Carolina, have been identified as the victims in a Tuesday morning double-fatal vehicle crash in Durham County.

Cortes, 27, and 21-year-old Carapia-Madrigal, were both killed in an early Tuesday vehicle crash in Durham.


According to reports, Cortes was operating a Chevrolet Camaro on East Cornwallis Road near Beechwood Drive in Durham, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle spun out, crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a utility pole and a tree.

Both occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact Investigator G.L. Munter with the Durham Police Department Traffic and Crash Team at 919-560-4935 ext. 29448.


Geo quick facts: Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 267,587, making it the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham – Wikipedia.

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