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Durham Police Identify Victim in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Posted January 16, 2007 6:25 a.m. EST
Updated January 18, 2007 10:48 a.m. EST

Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Durham involving two cars and a pedestrian.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Englewood Avenue and Duke Street. Police said Deborah Culmer was walking down a slight hill on Duke Street when she was hit by the first car.

Investigators believe that car dragged Culmer several yards closer to the intersection. Afterward, police believe, she was hit by a second car.

It was not immediately known which collision killed Culmer. Residents near the scene said the driver of the first car circled the block at least once and checked the car for damage before leaving the scene.

Authorities have a working description of one of the vehicles involved in the accident.

If you have any information about the case, you are asked to contact Durham police at 919-560-4440.