Raleigh Police Department searching for drivers in 2 deadly hit and run crashes

The Raleigh Police Department has announced a reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of individuals involved in two separate hit-and-run incidents resulting in fatalities.

In the first incident, which occurred in November, 38-year-old Paul Lester lost his life after being struck by a gray 2015-2017 Dodge Charger just before 4:15 a.m. The tragic event unfolded near the intersection of New Bern Avenue and South Raleigh Boulevard. The driver of the Dodge fled the scene before authorities could arrive, leaving behind devastation and unanswered questions.

Similarly distressing is the second incident, which took place in December, involving the death of 53-year-old Donna Norman. Norman was fatally struck by a white Chevrolet or GMC pick-up truck on Poole Road near Russ Street. The vehicle in question was reported to have sustained damage to its right headlight. Despite efforts by law enforcement, the driver responsible for this tragic event has yet to be apprehended.

In light of these tragedies, the Raleigh Police Department is offering a $3,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in each case. This initiative underscores the department’s commitment to seeking justice for the victims and their families while holding accountable those responsible for these senseless acts. Any individual with relevant information is urged to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigations.