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Car sought in hit-and-run that killed Halifax woman

Posted March 28, 2011

— Authorities in Halifax County are looking for a four-door, gold or champagne-colored 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis in connection with a hit-and-run wreck that killed a Roanoke Rapids woman Saturday.

According to the state Highway Patrol, the car has a North Carolina license plate – ZTN 5519.

Troopers said the car has damage to the passenger side and is missing a driver's side mirror.

Sheila Brinson, 47, was struck as she walked down a rural road around 1:30 a.m. Authorities have said the driver must have crossed the center line to hit Brinson.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Highway Patrol at 919-733-3861.


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  • CodeNameJade Mar 29, 2011

    It's possible that they know who the car is registered to, but that person hid the car and they need it for evidence. Hope they find it.

  • MindOvaMatter Mar 29, 2011

    The car is being sought so that further investigation can be made as to who owns the car, who may have been driving the car at the time of the accident, etc. Many reasons to seek the car. Open your minds ppl before making a comment especially when you think you're making a joke. The jokes sometimes then ends up on "you".

  • Mrfeelgood Mar 29, 2011

    LOLOLOLOL!!! @ Vineyard jewel!!! Yes indeed!

  • Mimi_Harley_Goddess Mar 29, 2011

    I'm thinking if they have a licence plate number, they have a pretty good starting place to look for the car and driver.

  • vineyard jewel Mar 29, 2011

    Shouldn't the authorities be looking for the driver of the car?
    "Car sought in hit and run..." Are they going to jail the car?

  • Pickupabook Mar 29, 2011

    I agree w/ Illegals. She could've even been trying to flag the car down when she got hit.

  • illegals--GO HOME Mar 29, 2011

    Maybe she owns no car. Maybe someone put her out. Maybe her vehicle broke down somewhere....could be a lot of reasons to be walking.

  • jennylock2004 Mar 29, 2011

    Tragedy! But why was she walking a rural road at 1:30 am?