Police: Local Teens Blamed for Separate Crashes

Police cited two teenagers, one from Killingworth and another from Durham, in two separate crashes last week.


Police say two local teenagers were cited in two separate crashes last week that resulted in an injury and property damage.

On April 19, police say Timothy Dumas, 19, of Durham, was traveling south on Maple Avenue when he struck a stone wall in front of a home at 287 Maple Ave. According to a report, Dumas told police that he was adjusting his radio when he drove off the side of the road shortly after 10 p.m.

Dumas told police that "it was late and no one was up at the residence so he drove home and was going to come back in the morning" to talk to the homeowner about the accident, the report says.

The crash caused minor damage to Dumas' 1995 Plymouth Voyager, police say. He was cited for failing to keep right at a curve, according to the report.

Three days later, on April 22, a 17-year-old from Killingworth was involved in a crash along I-95 in Madison.

According to police, the teen lost control on the Exit 61 southbound entrance ramp and spun into the path of another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle complained of neck pain but refused medical treatment, according to a report.

Police say wet conditions contributed to the accident and cited the teen for driving too fast for conditions.


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