Willie Jackson, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this month, died on Wednesday, and police on Thursday renewed their request for information that might help them find the driver.
Witnesses told police that a gold Mazda 626 hit the 63-year-old Jackson at South Roxboro and Piedmont streets about 7:30 p.m. on March 6.
Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said they told investigators that the driver who fled was a black woman. They reported that she was wearing blue hospital scrubs and had short- to medium-length curly hair.
Jackson was taken to Duke University Hospital after the incident. He died at Pruitt Health Care, where he had been moved, Michael said.
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Police asked anyone who has any information to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200 or Investigator J.A. Bell of the Traffic Accident and Crash Team at 919- 560-4935, ext. 29411. They can reach him at Johnathan.Bell@durhamnc.gov, too.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.