CONCORD, N.C. -- Troopers are looking for the driver who hit and killed a Cabarrus County woman early Saturday, then left the scene.
Brandi Bost died sometime between 3:45 and 4:00 in the morning, troopers estimate. She was walking along Centergrove Road near Penninger Drive just outside the Concord and Kannapolis city limits.
“She's just an outgoing, fun girl,” said her brother Jeremy Bost. Then he paused to collect his thoughts. A day after his younger sister’s death, words are hard to find.
“She just loved life and…” his voice trails off as he pauses again, and drops his head.
Highway patrol troopers say Brandi Bost died just a half-mile from home, after wrecking her car on Hilton Lake Drive and deciding to walk the rest of the way.
A driver found Bost in the middle of Centergrove Road around 4:30 a.m. and called police. Troopers said they have no evidence that points to a description of the car that hit her.
“We don't know where to begin,” said trooper DJ Eggers, “..what to look for, what type of vehicle to look for, whether it’s a car or a pick- up truck or an SUV. We have no idea.”
Eggers said troopers hope someone was in the area of Centergrove Road and Penninger Drive around the time Bost died, and saw something – or has seen something since.
“We're at the mercy of the community now,” said Eggers. “We're waiting to see of somebody will come forth admit to it, or have some witness that may have seen a car that has some damage that we can go investigate.”
"We've got to get the person who done this,” said Brandi’s mother, Pamela Bost. “I've got to know for closure who done this."
Jeremy asks the driver to put himself or herself in their shoes.
“If one of their sisters, mothers, sons -- would have been hit by somebody and that person drove off,” said Jeremy Bost, “they would want to know who it was.”
But with little to go on, it’s up to someone who knows something to help them out.
The Highway Patrol says anyone with information can call them at 1-800-233-3151, or *hp on their cell phone.