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Trooper seeks help solving 2007 fatal hit-and-run case

Posted January 5, 2010 8:55 a.m. EST

— A Highway Patrol trooper is asking the public to help him solve a 2007 hit-and-run that left a 67-year-old construction worker dead.

Richard "R.C." Williamson was directing traffic for a road crew working on N.C. Highway 96 near Bruce Garner Road in Granville County on June 13, 2007, when a car hit him and left the scene, authorities said.

He died the next day at Duke University Hospital.

His family offered $1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver, but the driver has not been found, said Trooper Mitchell Gordy.

The only description of the vehicle is that it's a two-door white, tan or cream-colored newer-model passenger sedan, authorities said.

Gordy said the case has gone cold, and he desperately wants to get justice for the victim's family.

Crime Stoppers is still offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Highway Patrol's Durham office at 919-560-6868.