Driver arrested in Durham hit-and-run
Posted April 12, 2013
Durham, N.C. — A driver wanted in a hit-and-run crash that injured a Durham woman during Friday morning's commute has turned herself in, police said.
Aurelia Rochelle Mangum, 31, of Durham has been charged with felony hit-and-run, careless and reckless driving and failure to move over for emergency equipment. She turned herself in late Friday afternoon.
Before Mangum's arrest, Durham police had appealed to the public for help in identifying her. They released dash-cam video of the hit-and-run, which happened about 7:30 a.m. on southbound N.C. Highway 147 near Briggs Avenue.
Police said Zaida Juarez, 26, was standing on the shoulder of the highway when she was struck by a white Toyota Camry XLE. She was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Juarez was standing on the shoulder because she was involved in an earlier two-car crash. Both vehicles, along with a Durham police cruiser, had pulled onto the shoulder while officers investigated.
Police said the Camry driver swerved onto the shoulder to avoid hitting cars in front of her as they slowed around the crash.
They had released a description of the car and driver, urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.