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Woman hit and killed by car in Durham was being arrested on DWI charge, cops say

Woman hit and killed by car on I-85 in Durham

Destinee Michelle Abraham was hit by a car and killed after she ran from a trooper who was trying to arrest her for driving while impaired on I-85 in Durham, as reported by the News & Observer's media partner, ABC11 News.
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Destinee Michelle Abraham was hit by a car and killed after she ran from a trooper who was trying to arrest her for driving while impaired on I-85 in Durham, as reported by the News & Observer's media partner, ABC11 News.

A 26-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed Monday after she ran from a trooper who was trying to arrest her for driving while impaired, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

The agency responded to a crash at about 10:45 p.m. on Interstate 85 south, close to East Club Boulevard in Durham, according to an email from Sgt. Christopher D. Knox, a Highway Patrol spokesman.

Destinee Michelle Abraham of Hope Mills was being taken into custody when she “resisted arrest” and crossed a highway median, Knox said. She was hit by a car that was going northbound and died at the scene, he said.

The Highway Patrol says the trooper involved was J. M. Dotson, who has been on the force for eight years.

“The trooper has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, which is agency protocol for any in-custody death,” Knox said.

The State Bureau of Investigation will also look into the incident, the Highway Patrol said.

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