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Car sought in hit-and-run that killed Halifax woman

Posted March 28, 2011 8:29 p.m. EDT
Updated March 28, 2011 8:50 p.m. EDT

— Authorities in Halifax County are looking for a four-door, gold or champagne-colored 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis in connection with a hit-and-run wreck that killed a Roanoke Rapids woman Saturday.

According to the state Highway Patrol, the car has a North Carolina license plate – ZTN 5519.

Troopers said the car has damage to the passenger side and is missing a driver's side mirror.

Sheila Brinson, 47, was struck as she walked down a rural road around 1:30 a.m. Authorities have said the driver must have crossed the center line to hit Brinson.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Highway Patrol at 919-733-3861.