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Seth Vidal, creator of “yum,” killed in bike accident

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Seth Vidal, a long time Durham resident most well known for creating the “yum” software used by several Linux distributions, was killed in a hit and run accident last night near Hillandale golf course. He was 36 years old.

The accident apparently occurred after dark, when a driver swerved off the road to avoid traffic and ran into Seth’s bike from behind. Seth was pronounced dead after being transported to Duke University Hospital. The driver sped away, and police are requesting that people call in if they have any information on the suspect’s identity.

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