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Durham police ID driver who was shot before crash

Posted June 19, 2011 6:44 p.m. EDT

— Durham police identified on Sunday the driver in a single-car wreck who had been shot before crashing into a tree near the intersection of Fayetteville Street and Jackie Robinson Drive.

Michael Orlando Hunter, 30, of Stonehedge Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said he was shot before driving about 200 yards, losing control of his black BMW 323, running off the road and hitting a tree around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide. They are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.