Family hopes video will lead to fatal Durham hit-and-run suspect arrest

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Durham police are searching for a vehicle seen in surveillance video

A Durham family is hoping surveillance video will lead police to the driver who struck and killed their beloved relative over the weekend.

Durham Police have said Isidro Razo, 49, was left for dead in a ditch in the 3300 block of Angier Avenue early Sunday morning.

Officials said the father of three was on the right side of the road headed north on his bicycle when a black vehicle struck him, throwing him several feet.

A nearby auto repair shop that had its surveillance cameras rolling when the accident happened, showed the video to police on Monday.

The shop's owner said he believed the video showed two cars were possibly involved - one that swerved, and then a mini-van type vehicle with black trim that crossed the center line and had a visibly damaged headlight.

Police have only said they are looking for a black vehicle.

The shop owner said he hopes the new video solves the case and leads to changes on the roadway, which is known for speeders. He said he would like a speed reduction and more street lighting.

Nearby residents agree that Angier Avenue is known for speeders. However, police haven't ruled out the possibility it was an impaired driver who hit Razo's bicycle.

Razo's family said the father was a construction worker who diligently commuted by bicycle. It was his only form of transportation while he worked to save money to send to his wife and three adult children in Mexico.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

A memorial fund has been set up for Razo's family. Click here to donate.

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