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Durham police investigate fatal hit-and-run

Posted January 11, 2010 3:32 p.m. EST
Updated January 12, 2010 7:47 p.m. EST

— Police on Monday were seeking the public's help in their investigation of a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident that happened late Sunday or early Monday in eastern Durham.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Chandler Road at 1:07 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of a man lying by the side of the road. When officers arrived, they found a teen lying near 220 Chandler Road.

The victim, identified Tuesday as 16-year-old Joseph Sanders, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators were looking for a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser that was built between 2006 and 2008. The car might have damage on the right side, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Services Unit of the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4935, extension 29411, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.