CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the accident that left a 68-year-old woman dead was a hit and run.

Jeanne Lennon was driving along Hickory Grove Road in East Charlotte yesterday when a brown van cut her off, according to police.

Lennon swerved to avoid the van and hit a tree. Emergency services transported Lennon to Carolinas Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

The accident occurred Thursday evening around 8 p.m. on the 6300 block of Hickory Grove Road.

CMPD is looking for the driver of the brown van. Anyone with information is asked to contact CMPD at 704-432-2169.