A man driving a 2012 black Ford Edge sped through a red light on South Driver Street last Monday and struck a Suzuki on Angier Avenue, police said. The impact of that crash caused the Suzuki to collide with a Cadillac, which then crashed into a building at the corner of the intersection.
The driver of the Edge, a rental car with New Jersey license plates, fled on foot after the wreck.
The driver of the Cadillac, Weldon Lewis Williams, 76, of Durham, died the following day at Duke University Hospital. The Suzuki's driver, Louise Shines, 66, of Durham, was critically injured in the wreck and remains hospitalized.
Quinton Tyrell Lester, 24, of Curtis Street in Durham, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and hit-and-run involving serious injuries.