UPDATE: Investigators have taken out warrants charging 27-year-old Jose Luis Baltazar in this case. Baltazar is not in custody at this time.
Investigators have charged Baltazar with felony hit-and-run involving serious injury or death and driving while his license was revoked for a DWI revocation.
The victim remains hospitalized at this time.
Anyone with information on Baltazar’s whereabouts 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.
May 6 UPDATE: The suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run has been located. No charges have been filed.
The investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: The victim in the hit-and-run has been identified as Jessica Bridger, 28, of Durham.
Durham Police Investigating Hit-and-Run
DURHAM, N.C. – Shortly after 1 a.m. today a bicyclist was struck in the 800 block of West Club Boulevard near Duke Street by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The victim, a 28-year-old female, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
The vehicle was traveling west on West Club Boulevard at the time of the collision. The suspect vehicle should have left front damage and possibly damage to the windshield.
Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle is asked to call Investigator Cox with the Traffic Unit at 919-560-4935, extension 29409 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.