Police search for vehicle in fatal Cleveland hit-skip

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 52-year-old Cleveland woman died Wednesday as the result of a hit-skip crash Easter Sunday.

Veronica Carter's family says she died around noon.

Cleveland Police say Carter was walking along St. Clair Avenue on Sunday prior to the crash. Witnesses say a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed hit Carter when she tried to cross. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Investigators believe the vehicle was a mid-2000s Ford Escape, dark in color with damage to the front end (possible right front bumper/fender area). Witnesses say the driver was a woman, and there may have been child or child seat in the backseat.

Anyone with information on this case should call 216-623-5290.

There will be a vigil for Carter Thursday at 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of E. 102nd and St. Clair.

Community activists say it's imperative they find her killer.

"It happened so fast, she had another relative with her when it occurred but she didn't get out the way in time and this person hit her and kept going. So this is sad. It can happen to you, it can happen to I, anyone,"  said Laura Cowan.

You can contribute to her funeral expenses by clicking here.

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