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Woman struck, killed by vehicles while walking in Durham, police say

Posted November 13, 2019 9:23 p.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2019 11:41 a.m. EST

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— A woman was struck and killed while walking in Durham Wednesday night, police said.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at Miami Boulevard and Ambassador Drive, when Gaynor Songer, 73, of Durham, was struck by the side mirror of a 2011 Super Duty Ford truck.

The impact knocked her into the roadway, and she was struck by a second vehicle, which fled the scene, police said.

Police said they believe the second vehicle is a metallic gray or silver 2003-2008 Toyota Matrix with damage to the front left bumper and fender well.

Police were still searching for the vehicle on Thursday morning.

Anyone with information about the vehicle can call Investigator J.A. Bell with the Durham Police Department's Traffic and Crash Team at 919-560-4935, extension 29411, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

It was the second time in as many days for a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

Late Tuesday night, a man on Interstate 40 near U.S. Highway 70 near Garner was struck and killed by a motorist.

Derron Torris Stephens was on the hood of a vehicle on I-40 that then ran over him, authorities said, calling the incident a hit-and-run.

It wasn't immediately clear why Stephens was on the car hood.

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