Man Identified in Fatal Single-Car Crash on Due West Avenue Tuesday Night

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A man has died following a single-car crash last night on Due West Avenue. Taurus Dewayne Turrentine Jr., 18, was the passenger in a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling west when the driver swerved off the roadway and struck a tree.

The 17-year-old driver told officers on scene that she saw headlights in front of her and thought a vehicle was coming into her lane.

Neither occupants were wearing a seatbelt. There was no evidence of impairment at the scene.

The driver was arrested for not having a driver’s license or insurance.

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