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Passenger dies after car crashes into tree in Winston-Salem: police

According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, the crash happened in the 1200 block of Stafford Village Blvd. around 1:19 a.m.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A person has died following a crash in Winston-Salem early Saturday morning. 

According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, the crash happened in the 1200 block of Stafford Village Blvd. around 1:19 a.m. 

A preliminary investigation showed that a 2016 Porsche Cayman left the roadway for unknown reasons and hit a tree, police said. 

Tyler Rodriguez, 24, a passenger, died at the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Members of Winston-Salem Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing.

This marks the 14th traffic-related fatality for 2021, compared to six during the same time frame in 2020, police said.