Hit and run kills 68-year-old woman

A hit-and-run killed a 68-year-old woman late-Thursday night, and police are searching for the driver.

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.

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