UPDATE: Washington Police identifies grandmother killed in hit-and-run

Hope Moore (Washington Police Department photo)

WASHINGTON, Beaufort County - Washington Police have identified a woman hit and killed in an accident Tuesday night.

Officers said Hope Moore, 59, of Hoytville, Ohio leaves behind a husband, three daughters, a stepson and ten grandchildren. Police are searching for the driver responsible.

Washington Police said it happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. near the 2000 block of West 15th Street in Washington in Beaufort County. Investigators said Moore was crossing the street near the Hampton Inn when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver left the scene without helping the victim.

Police were investigating several vehicles that may have been in the area during the incident and sent photos of at least one witness they were trying to locate. That witness has since been identified..

Washington Police are seeking any information that can help identify the vehicle in this crash. If anyone has information please contact Washington Police Department (252) 946-1444 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252) 974-6400.

The investigation is continuing.

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