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Update: Durham Woman Dies After Being Struck By Jeep Along Route 79

The victim was hit shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

 

Update 7:25 p.m.

State Police say a Durham woman struck by a Jeep along Route 79 Wednesday night has died from her injuries.

The victim's name is not being released.

Original Story

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle along Route 79 in Durham Wednesday evening, according to State Police.

Sgt. Sal Calvo said the victim, a woman, was hit by a Jeep near Sand Hill Road shortly before 6 p.m.

The woman was taken to nearby Middlesex Hospital in critical condition, he said.

Route 79 in both directions remained closed as of 7 p.m. as a State Police accident reconstruction team investigated the incident.

Calvo said the driver of the Jeep stopped and is cooperating. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call State Police at 860-399-2100.

Durham PropHead November 15, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Words cannot express the sorrow we as a community feel for the loss to this family, and the driver and their family. What a terrible experience for all involved. God speed to all who were directly affected by this tragic accident.
Brenda Eddy November 15, 2012 at 03:10 AM
We lost a great friend tonite. She was a team player in our D.A.R.T. group. She was animal enthusiast with a bubbly personalitly. Wanda we all love you and will greatly miss you.
Sherri Dimas November 15, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I lost a cousin who I was only recently in the last couple years reunited with thanks to Facebook. I was privileged to have been able to reconnect with her, but I am so sad that I will not get to see her again. Such a tragic & sudden loss. May God be with her Mother, Son, Sisters, Brothers, and All of Our Family. May You Rest In Peace My Cousin you will be missed <3

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