Victim’s family asks for help finding driver of deadly hit-and-run in Cleveland County

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — The police and grieving family members are asking for the public’s help to find the driver of a silver Acura who allegedly hit and killed 74-year-old Dorothy Hyde last month in Cleveland County.

Hyde was out to dinner with her husband on Jan. 20 when she was struck crossing the road at North Main Street and Woodland Avenue in Boiling Springs, police said.

“(I) went from crying hysterically to just feeling numb, to being angry,” said Shelby Crump, Hyde’s granddaughter.

Crump can’t believe the driver didn’t stop.

“She was hit and there’s not even a brake mark in the road. This person just drove away,” Crump said.

Security cameras captured some images of the Acura.

Police said the Acura TL, with frontend damage, and possibly a cracked windshield, was made between 1999 and 2003.

Part of the car’s headlight was left at the scene

Crump said the driver must know they hit her grandmother.

“We deserve the closure and Dot deserves justice,” Crump said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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