White Mustang sought in fatal hit-and-run

Authorities are looking for the driver of a white Mustang with a tan convertible top they believe killed a woman early Saturday in University City and fled the scene, the N.C. Highway Patrol said Sunday afternoon.

The woman died at the scene. Troopers, who released the car's description Sunday, won't identify the victim until relatives identify the body, likely today, the Observer's news partner, WCNC-TV reported.

The woman apparently was walking along the roadway at the U.S. 29-N.C. 49 connector when the Mustang's driver tried to merge onto southbound Interstate 85 and hit the woman.

Other than a car description, troopers have no leads on the driver or where the car might be. They also don't know of any dents or other identifying marks on the car.

The hit-and-run accident took place about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, closing the entrance to southbound I-85 for about 21/2 hours.

Authorities are asking for help. Those with information about the driver or the car can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

David Perlmutt