KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A woman is dead after a hit-and-run early Saturday morning in Kinston.
The Kinston Police Department said it happened just after 2 a.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Thompson Street. Police responded in reference to a woman who had been hit by a car. Officers said they found the woman, whose family members identified as Mahagnie Flowers, dead in the road when they arrived at the scene.
“She did not deserve this and I want the person, whoever, person or persons, whoever did this to her,” said Barbara Ford. “I want them to be caught.”
Officers have not found the person or car responsible for the hit-and-run.
On Monday, family members of Flowers expressed sadness and frustration about what happened.
“I couldn’t even fathom her being taken like that, and for nobody not to stop that did it really you just need to turn yourself in. Nobody should be killed in the street like that,” one family member said.
Officials with the Kinston Police Department said no new information was being released since the investigation is still ongoing.