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Durham collisions kill one pedestrian, injures second

Posted March 21, 2009

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— Two separate vehicle collisions killed a male pedestrian and injured a female pedestrian Friday night in Durham, police said.

The first collision occurred in the 800 block of South Alston Avenue at 9:40 p.m. EMS workers transported the victim to Duke University Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Police have not identified the victim, whom they described as a black man between 45 and 50 years old.

The second collision occurred at Pettigrew and Mangum streets shortly after 11 p.m. A 45-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Duke University Hospital. Police have not released her name.

Police have not filed any charges in either collision but were continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about either collision is encouraged to call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200 or Investigator T.L. Gilliam at 919-560-4314, ext. 246. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves.

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