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On Thanksgiving night 2021 a woman was killed at the intersection of Sunset Road and Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, NC. Several other people have also been killed on Thanksgiving Day.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on November 25, 2021, officers responded to reports of someone lying in the roadway and in need of medical attention. When they arrived, officers located a female pedestrian in the roadway and determined she had been struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by medics.

The pedestrian was in a crosswalk and crossing Sunset Road when she was struck by a fire red two door Ford Explorer. The driver of the Ford Explorer immediately fled the scene and was last seen travelling west on Sunset Road toward Peachtree Road. 

Detectives are actively searching for the suspect vehicle.

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