Victim in fatal single-vehicle crash near High Point identified

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The man who died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 near High Point on Friday morning has been identified.

Raymond K. Collins, 31, of North Chesterfield, Va., died after the 2007 Toyota Corolla he was driving went off the road and into a creek near exit 118, according to a trooper.

It happened where the road splits with Business Interstate 85. The call reporting the wreck came in at about 10 a.m., according to Trooper N.S. McKee.

Two people were inside the vehicle when it crashed. The passenger was a juvenile who was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the trooper.

The car had a Virginia license plate and was said to be headed to Alabama.

When the Toyota was pulled up from the creek, nearly every window was broken out of the car and the hood of the car was nothing but shredded metal, according to the News & Record.

Trooper N.S. McKee said the vehicle was upright in the creek when it crashed and the water was about half-way up the side of the vehicle.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors, according to the trooper. The investigation is ongoing.

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