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Durham Teen Dies After Being Hit By Car

Posted September 16, 2005 10:25 a.m. EDT

— A Durham teen who was injured Thursday morning after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road has died at Duke University Hospital, police said.

The Durham Police Department said 16-year-old Stephanie Burgos was crossing

Guess Road near Horton Road

at about 6:30 a.m. when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by William Lee Bowman, 36.

Burgos was a sophomore at Riverside High School.

Bowman was not injured, police said.

No charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

Police said they do not believe speed played a role in the accident. They said it was dark at the time of the accident, and there were no street lights in the area.