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Driver in Burlington Crash Had Been Shot

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A motor vehicle accident turned into a homicide investigation Saturday night after police found the driver of a crashed car had been shot, they said Sunday.

A green Dodge Durango hit a utility pole at Maple Avenue and Hanford Road at about 9:30 p.m., Command Sgt. Maj. Jay Smith said. Responding officers found Jemario Shante Scott, 21, of 1621 Fourth St. in Hickory. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith said police had no suspects, and they asked anyone with information to contact city Burlington police at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.