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Cary Police Seek Driver in Weekend Hit-and-Run

Post Date:04/10/2017 5:50 PM
  • Cary police are looking for the driver of a dark blue Honda Accord V6 involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday evening.
  • The driver is a black woman, 50-60 years of age, approximately 5’4-5’6, wearing glasses and a black baseball cap at the time of the incident.
  • Anyone with information is encouraged to call (919) 469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636.


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Cary, NC – The Town of Cary Police Department is asking for help locating the driver of a dark blue Honda Accord involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night on Penny Road. At 6:49 p.m. on April 8, police responded to the 10000 block of Penny Road and found a man lying next to his moped with apparent injuries from a vehicle crash. The victim, Douglas Porter, 57, was taken to WakeMed Raleigh with severe injuries. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the Honda and the suspect prior to police arrival.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her fifties or sixties, approximately 5’4-5’6, who was wearing glasses and a black baseball cap that reads “Retired Military” at the time of the incident. The vehicle is believed to have obtained noticeable damage.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept CONFIDENTIAL at caller's request.

The Town of Cary encourages citizens traveling by vehicle or bike to remember the following tips:

 Bicyclists
• Ride on the street with the flow of traffic
• Wear a helmet
• Dress in light colored clothing
• Use a flashlight and wear reflective material when out at dawn, dusk and night

Motorists
• Share the road with cyclists
• Be aware of bicycle and foot traffic on the street
• Avoid distractions like food and mobile devices while driving
• Slow down in areas where you are likely to find cyclists and pedestrians, such as near bus stops, schools and playgrounds

For more pedestrian and bicycle safety tips, check out “Crime Prevention & Safety Tips” at www.townofcary.org, visit www.WatchForMeNC.com, or call (919) 469-4324. For real-time crime updates, follow the Town of Cary’s Safety feed on Twitter @TOC_Safety.

 

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Primary Contacts

Lt. Tom Stewart, Traffic Safety Team, (919) 469-4338

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

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