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Reward Offered in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case

Posted June 21, 2007

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— The family of a construction worker killed in a hit-and-run accident last week on Thursday offered a reward for information in the case.

Richard "R.C." Williamson, 67, was directing traffic for a road crew working on N.C. Highway 96 near Bruce Garner Road in Granville County on June 13 when a car hit him and left the scene, authorities said. He died the next day at Duke University Hospital.

His family is offering $1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver.

The only description of the vehicle is that it is a two-door white or cream-colored car, authorities said.

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


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  • ladyblue Jun 21, 2007

    Praying for the family and hope someone who saw something will come forward because the hit and run will not. When they do that and don't turn themselves in, they need to ppunished more severely

  • BVFD1602 Jun 21, 2007

    They cant even get the location right....The accident was on NC96 at Wayside Farm Road. NC96 doesnt even intersect Bruce Garner Road. Bruce Garner Road becomes Pocomoke road and THAT intersects it 2-3 miles up the road in the NEXT county. POOR Reporting

  • daddyham Jun 21, 2007

    My feelings are that hit-and-run drivers have never taken on responsibility for anything in their whole life. They are suddenly in a situation where they cannot put the blame on someone else. So what do they do? Run.

  • Mad Baumer Jun 21, 2007

    Yes their is a serial hit and run driver doing all of this. Sheeesh people, what is in your coffee?

  • JustCrazy2 Jun 21, 2007

    How sad. I hope this person comes forward and takes responsibility. Praying for his family.

  • Escapist Jun 21, 2007

    This terrible accident was just a couple of miles from where a middle school boy was hit a few months ago. He was riding his bike around dusk. Apparently he was alone and no one saw anything. Thankfully he survived. I can't hel ut wonder if these are conneted?

  • lollly52 Jun 21, 2007

    @joshua - I wondered about that also. One of the earlier articles said that the van was wearing and knocking down orange barrels. I wonder if they were so busy on the phone that they thought ALL they had hit were barrels?

  • just my2cents Jun 21, 2007

    How could anyome live with knowing they did this? COme forward and give the family closer!

  • justlisten Jun 21, 2007

    i wish i knew who killed this man...not for the money...but for this family's peace of mind...such a sad story, my prayers are with this family

  • pinklady-1 Jun 21, 2007

    praying justice is served soon...God bless the family...