Family of hit-and-run victim speak out

The mother said her daughter didn't deserve to die like this.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD (WUSA9) - A woman died after being hit by a pickup truck while stopped at an intersection, assessing damages for a fender bender early Saturday.

The family identified the victim as 23-year-old Kishon Wiggins. Her mother returned to the scene Saturday afternoon.

“Please, whoever did this just turn themselves in,” Wiggins said. “My baby should not have died like this at all. This was not for her.”

Just after 3 a.m., police responded to St. Barnabas and Wheeler Roads for a fatal accident. When they arrived, officers found a woman unresponsive in the roadway. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said two victims were stopped at an intersection assessing damages to their vehicles from a minor fender bender when a pickup truck traveling in the same direction hit one of them and then drove off.

“What we do know is that he did get out and he did ask if everybody was okay,” said Ngoci Johnson, Wiggins’ cousin. But Johnson said the suspect driver hopped back into his truck and fled when police arrived.

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By Saturday afternoon, the family also said an arrest was made.

Prince George’s County police confirmed that just before noon, the driver who hit the victim turned himself in to police. Charges are pending. 

Johnson said her cousin was the oldest of five siblings and was studying to become a special police officer.

“She worked. She was young. She was living life. She liked to travel. She had a job. She had her own place,” Johnson said. “She was very independent – just a very loveable person, to us and our family, this is a major loss. This is hitting hard.”

Johnson said there will be a candlelight vigil for Monday at 7 p.m. at the scene of the fatal accident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301)731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.


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