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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Posted August 28, 2012

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— A Durham man was charged Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian last weekend.

Omar Bryant Travis, 30, was arrested on a felony charge of hit-and-run, according to Durham police. He was held on $10,000 bond.

The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when Israel Lopez, 34, of Durham, was hit by a car while walking in the 2900 block of Holloway Street. 

Police said they found the four-door sedan that hit Lopez later than morning in a Food Lion parking lot a few miles away. It's unclear whether the car was stolen.

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  • lisa4 Aug 29, 2012

    I feel the same way as you blancnhen!!!!!!!!

  • blancnhen Aug 29, 2012

    ONLY $10,000....Are you KIDDING me????? This man just hit someone then left them in the street to die and not to mention..he ditched the car and ran!! All I can say is WOWWWWWW!!!!!

  • gunny462 Aug 29, 2012

    "glad the driver was caught, but think 10K is a bit low for bail
    Scubagirl"

    Agree scuba. The guy ran for a reason, 10k just ensures he'll do it again when released.

  • Bartmeister Aug 29, 2012

    Hit and run..................... seems cowardly doesn't it?

  • Obamacare returns yet again Aug 28, 2012

    "Police said they found the four-door sedan that hit Lopez later than morning in a Food Lion parking lot a few miles away."

    So they found it in the afternoon? What difference does that make?

  • Scubagirl Aug 28, 2012

    glad the driver was caught, but think 10K is a bit low for bail