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Durham Police Continue Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Posted July 10, 2005 11:48 a.m. EDT

— The Durham Police Department continues its search for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident that happened last weekend.

Investigators said Mario Eduardo Contreras-Alor was driving a van that hit and killed 53-year-old Vernon Bright in the early morning hours last Saturday.

Officers found Bright's body on Highway 55, near Cornwallis Road, in Durham.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Contreras-Alor, please contact Durham Crimestoppers at