Woman fights for her life after hit-and-run incident on I-485

Woman fights for her life after hit-and-run incident on I-485

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 1:30 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An Indian Trail Councilwoman's daughter remains in the trauma Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center. 

Twenty-one-year-old Christina Morris has been there since her car was hit from behind on Interstate 485 near Providence Road two weeks ago.  Her parents are hoping someone will come forward with information on the driver.

Troopers say Morris' car was in the right lane, trying to pass a silver SUV in the left, when the SUV accelerated, hitting her back left fender.  Morris' car was sent spinning into a tree.  The other driver in the SUV bolted. 

Morris' mom, Darlene Luther, happened to be on the phone with a passerby at the time. 

"'Oh my gosh, that car is in the freakin' tree,"' she said the caller said. "I'm just thinking 'oh, my gosh that's horrible.'  But you know, you're so removed from it," she said of the accident. 

Witnesses describe the SUV as silver in color and say the driver was acting aggressively prior to the accident.  Morris' parents are pleading with the public to come forward if they know something about the other driver.

"If you have kids, imagine it's your kids.  Turn this guy in.  I don't care who he is.  If you know somebody potentially, imagine it's your child," said Scott Luther. 

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.  If you have information call Crime Stoppers.

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