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Suspect sought in hit-and-run that killed two

Posted March 7, 2010
Updated March 8, 2010

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— The state Highway Patrol on Sunday named a suspect in a hit-and-run wreck that killed two people in Durham.

Troopers said they are looking for 19-year-old Tanilo Rosales from Mexico. Rosales is the owner of a 1995 green Chevrolet Blazer thought to have been involved in a wreck on U.S. Highway 70 in southeastern Durham early Saturday.

Troopers said that around 1:15 a.m., a Blazer and a Ford Taurus station wagon were engaged in a speed competition along a stretch of U.S. 70 where it is merged with Miami Boulevard, east of Pleasant Drive.

The Taurus slowed down and was struck from behind by the Blazer, troopers said. The impact caused the Taurus to run off the right side of the road and crash into a tree.

The driver of the Taurus, Timothy Parrish Jr., 24, was ejected, and his passenger, Bryant Keith Mitchell, 37, of Durham, was pinned in. Both men died at the scene.

The Blazer didn't stop following the crash, troopers said.  The vehicle was recovered Sunday evening.

Troopers are still looking for Rosales. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the state Highway Patrol at 1-800-662-7956.

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  • WRALSUCKS Mar 8, 2010

    "f he was an illegal alien how did he have a car registered in his name? I think he's here legally, so we can all get off that argument."

    Your statement points out how naive people are about registrations and being a resident.

  • SME2 Mar 8, 2010

    cantstandgoloanymore..... It was wrong when Reagan did it and it is wrong now. What makes it worse now is Obama wants to give them free health care. And if I am correct, most of those that were given amnesty in 1986 are now democrats.-whatusay

    Got any proof you'd like to share?

  • SME2 Mar 8, 2010

    LOL cantstandgoloanymore! So true!

  • whatusay Mar 8, 2010

    cantstandgoloanymore..... It was wrong when Reagan did it and it is wrong now. What makes it worse now is Obama wants to give them free health care. And if I am correct, most of those that were given amnesty in 1986 are now democrats.

  • gdh84 Mar 8, 2010

    Catstandgoloanymore wrote: "Wait a minute, didn't the great Republican Ronald Reagan give amnesty to illegals in 1986? (Immigration Reform and Control Act granted amnesty to 2.6 million illegals). Of course that is acceptable because it was offered by the right-wing."
    HELLO catman,whatusay,stringbean, and whaththeheck!!!! Do you want to comment on that?!!!! Didn't think so. I LOVE!!! Anyway placing the blame else where!! LOL!!!!!! Can't do anything but shake my head at you guys!

  • oneofmany Mar 8, 2010

    Thanks "cantstandgoloanymore". It's so funny how things get turned around and Obama gets blamed for this.

  • Justin T. Mar 8, 2010

    Amnesty? Free health care? I just hope some free driving lessons are included since we're giving stuff away. Heck, throw in some free English courses,too... illegals are allowed in our community colleges anyway.

  • Nunya123 Mar 8, 2010

    Wait a minute, didn't the great Republican Ronald Reagan give amnesty to illegals in 1986? (Immigration Reform and Control Act granted amnesty to 2.6 million illegals). Of course that is acceptable because it was offered by the right-wing.

  • They call me CATMAN Mar 8, 2010

    whatusay you are right on the point.

  • whatusay Mar 8, 2010

    Obama will try to legalize all illegals before the November election. Acorn and the Hispanic advocacy groups will register all of them as democrats. That's their plan to keep the house and senate.

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