Man killed by hit-and-run driver

Police lights at the scene of the accident Saturday morning (Photo courtesy Tammy Burgoyne)

November 6, 2010 7:25:41 AM PDT
Police are looking for the driver who hit a 41-year-old man walking on Capital Boulevard early Saturday morning - killing him.

Raleigh police spokesperson Jim Sughrue identified the victim as 41-year-old Richard Christopher Maher after his family had been notified.

Police did not immediately have a description of the vehicle that hit Maher, but the investigation was in its early stages.

Sughrue said Maher was walking in the southbound lanes of Capital near I-440 around 3:45 a.m. when he was struck.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who can help identify the hit-and-run driver is asked to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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