Durham police investigating after semi-truck strikes man, flees scene

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a 31-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.

Police said it happened just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 4500 block of S. Miami Blvd.

According to authorities, Christopher Walker, of Connecticut, was struck by a white semi-truck traveling southbound.

Walker was crossing the highway in front of Miami North Business complex, police said.

Witnesses said the victim darted into traffic before being struck and also said the truck stopped a short distance later before continuing southbound on S. Miami Blvd.

A silver front grill was recovered on S. Miami Blvd. close to the crash - it belongs to a Hino model 238 between the years of 2005 and 2010. Police also say the truck was pulling a trailer when the collision occurred.

Durham police said the vehicle and driver have been located and no charges have been filed.

The investigation is ongoing.
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