Danielle Noel died after pulling over to the shoulder of US 15-501 northbound around 11:50 Monday night, according to Durham Police Department. Police say Noel got out of her Chevrolet Blazer near the Cornwallis Road intersection after it broke down.
Noel was hit from behind by a maroon Honda Accord, pinning her between both vehicles. Investigators said her hazard lights were on when the car crashed into her.
Noel was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 30 years old.
The Accord was found close by, but the driver of that car had already run away. Officers are looking for the driver; they haven't released a suspect description yet.
Traffic’s redirected by @DurhamPoliceNC working the scene of a fatal hit & run on 15-501’s NB lanes near Cornwallis Rd. Victim is a woman who police say got out of her car for unknown reason. The other car’s abandoned after that driver ran away. @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/6nnpJdQnmr— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) October 1, 2019
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at (919) 683-1200.