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Durham police seek suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Posted March 30

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— Durham police are seeking information about a hit-and-run that left one man dead.

Authorities said that pedestrian Willie Jackson, 63, of Durham was struck by a car on South Roxboro Street near Piedmont Street just after 7:30 p.m. on March 6.

Jackson was taken to Duke University Hospital and died on March 29 at Pruitt Health Care on Erwin Road. His body has been sent to the office of the medical examiner for an autopsy.

Witnesses described the vehicle that struck Jackson as a gold Mazda 626 with damage to the front bumper. The driver was described as a black woman with short to medium-length curly hair. She was wearing blue scrubs.

Anybody with information is asked to call Durham Police at 919-560-4935 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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