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Troopers Narrow Search For Fatal Hit & Run Car

State troopers say they've now been able to narrow down their search for a hit and run vehicle that killed a Roanoke Rapids woman.

Sheila Brinson was struck and killed around 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Branch Avenue in Roanoke Rapids.

The vehicle never stopped.

Thanks to a recovered driver's side mirror, they've been able to track that part number to either a Mercury Grand Marquis or Ford Crown Victoria, between the years 1992 and 1994. Troopers say the car's color is champagne.

Troopers say the person was speeding around 50 to 55 mph and crossed the center line when the car struck Brinson. The speed limit on that stretch of the road is 35 mph.

Troopers say the vehicle would be missing a mirror on the driver’s side and should have extensive damage to the front of the car.

Anyone who has spotted this car should call their nearest Highway Patrol office, or *HP on their cell phone.


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Troopers are looking for a suspect in a hit and run that left a Roanoke Rapids woman dead.

According to troopers 47-year-old Sheila Brinson was killed around 1:20 a.m. Saturday after being hit by a champagne-colored vehicle on Branch Avenue.

Troopers say the suspect was speeding around 50 to 55 mph and crossed the center line when the vehicle struck Brinson. The speed limit on that stretch of the road is 35 mph.

Troopers say the suspect’s vehicle would be missing a mirror on the driver’s side and should have extensive damage to the front of the car. They believe the vehicle may be a ford passenger car, possibly a Taurus.

If you have any information please contact NC Highway Patrol.


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