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Help Sought in Finding Hit-and-Run Driver

Posted June 14, 2007

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— Authorities are seeking the public's help to identify a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a construction worker Wednesday afternoon.

Richard Williamson, who works for Ellington Landscaping, was directing traffic on N.C. Highway 96 near Bruce Garner Road in Granville County as his company did roadside work when a white or cream-colored vehicle hit him and left the scene, said Sgt. Tony Gibson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Williamson was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with head trauma.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Highway Patrol's Durham office at 919-560-6868.