Early on the morning of August 9, a man from Durham died of the personal injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash.
Police say 37-year-old Walter Sonnie Brewer was driving at an excessive rate of speed shortly before 4 a.m. when he failed to maintain control of his Mercury Cougar near Hyde Park Avenue and Fern Street. The car struck two utility poles, struck a parked vehicle, and then overturned.
Lt. Dill Johnson said that Brewer, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Johnson says the wreck remains under investigation.