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Police seek hit-and-run driver after Durham three-car wreck

Posted March 26, 2012
Updated March 27, 2012

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— Durham police were searching Monday for the driver of an SUV who caused a three-car wreck at South Driver Street and Angier Avenue that critically injured two people.

A 2012 black Ford Edge traveling north on Driver Street ran a red light at a high speed and struck a Suzuki traveling east on Angier Avenue around 1:30 p.m., police said. The impact of that crash caused the Suzuki to collide with a Cadillac traveling west on Angier Avenue. 

The Cadillac crashed into a building at the corner of the intersection.

Police said the driver of the Edge, which was a rental car with New Jersey license plates, fled the scene on foot. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest.

He is described as a black man in his early 20s, standing about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 145 to 160 pounds and wearing his hair in dreadlocks, police said. 

The drivers of the two other cars were both hospitalized with critical injuries. Their names were not released.

Initial reports stated that one person was killed, but police later said there were no fatalities.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 919-560-4935, extension 29409, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. 


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  • TWM Mar 27, 2012

    It was a rental car

  • wral suks bauls Mar 26, 2012

    Wow... yes I AM SURE that the police NEVER thought of running the plates until they logged onto WRAL and read the comments section. SMH. Really people???? Sometimes they dont release all the info because they don't want the person to know they know who they are, etc. OR the plates could be invalid, stolen, or not registered to the person actually driving the vehicle. I'm pretty sure the plates were the FIRST thing they ran when they got on scene. I wonder about people sometimes...

  • Just Plain Common Sense Mar 26, 2012

    Might not have fled: might have a head injury and notnaware or know what to do, but run. Id be looking for someone disoriented....

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Mar 26, 2012

    Why am I sure the police have already thought of running the plates?

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Mar 26, 2012

    run the plates....duh.... unless stolen.
    stupid hit and run drivers... face the consequences people. you were in the wrong.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 26, 2012

    Unless the SUV was stolen, it shouldn't be too hard to find the driver.