by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - State troopers are still searching for the driver who struck and killed Sherry Kittle, 53, on a Lincoln County road and kept going.
Investigators said based on what they believe is credible information, whoever committed this crime was driving a white sedan with headlight, front panel and possibly windshield damage.
The victim's son, Jeremiah Kittle, learned in the middle of the night that his mother had been killed in a hit-and-run. He said since then it's been agonizing.
"The toughest part is having to tell people. I had to tell her brother, I had to tell my kids this morning and I still haven't found my brother to tell him, but that's been the hardest part, is telling people," Jeremiah Kittle said.
Investigators said Sherry Kittle was heading home from a local convenience store around 8:45 p.m.
She was walking on Highway 321 against traffic when a car slammed into her.
She died on scene. The driver kept going.
Randy Guardardo, 12, lives nearby, and called 911.
"We were watching TV here in the living room and we heard a loud bang and saw her laying right here in the grass," Guardardo said.
Neighbors said there have been a number of accidents at this same location, but this is the first deadly one.
Friends said the mother and grandmother, who lived alone, would often walk to the store.
They still can't believe she never made it home.
"I’m going to miss my mom and she's going to miss her grandkids," Jeremiah Kittle said.
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