Police still hope the public can help them find a driver involved in a fatal hit and run

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are still trying to generate new leads in a hit-and-run investigation.

The fatal incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving night.

Police said Cecilia Wallace, 59, was struck by a car at the intersection of Sunset Road and Beatties Ford Road. Detectives believe the vehicle that struck Wallace was a fire red two-door Ford Explorer. Police said the vehicle appeared to be a late 1990s or early 2000s model.

According to the CMPD, officers received reports of a person lying on the road in need of medical treatment near the intersection. When officers arrived at the intersection, they said they found Wallace on the road and determined that she had been struck by a vehicle. Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic, according to the CMPD.

CMPD Crime Stoppers coordinator Constable Rick Smith returned to the hit-and-run site on Tuesday afternoon. He said police are still hoping the public can help them identify the driver who hit Wallace.

“I don’t think there were a lot of bright red Ford Explorers between 1995 and 2001 with damage on the front and like I said they could have fixed the vehicle by now but hopefully we get some leads “said Smith. .

He said it was not uncommon to hear about hit-and-run incidents in Charlotte. Police hope members of the public can help them identify the driver who hit Wallace.

“For someone to hit someone with a vehicle and go on, that’s pretty cruel. If you have any information on this, just give us a call, ”Smith said.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Informants can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.

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Mark M. Gagnon