Woman dies after hit-and-run

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A woman hit by a vehicle that sped away in Chesapeake has died from her injuries, according to police.

Around 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Chesapeake Police responded to the 4300 block of Indian River Road for a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian, according to Leo Kosinski with the Chesapeake Police Department.

When officers arrived, they learned a woman had been crossing the road when she was hit by a black pickup truck, which left the scene, traveling east on Indian River Road.

Travis Curls of Chesapeake saw emergency responders helping the woman: “Several cops and an ambulance showed up, and the people immediately got out and immediately started doing CPR on the person laying on the concrete.”

The victim was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department said the victim died as a result of her injuries. She has been identified as Mary Boykins, 57, of Chesapeake.

Boykins lived at the Indian River Residential Community, near the scene of the crash, for at least five years.

“We hope that whoever hit her will do the responsible thing and come forward,” Janne Mills at the residential community told WAVY.com.

Regina Simmons said she works nearby and often sees residents cross the street to run errands: “We see them every day. You know, we talk to them, we laugh with them, we joke with them. They come in the office.”

Simmons also said the driver needs to do the right thing.

“You need to come forward, because what if it was one of your family members? You would want to know, and it’s wrong,” she said. “You need to come forward, you really do, and if anyone out there witnessed this, they need to come forward as well.”

Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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