Family wants justice after mother dies in hit-and-run

Posted at 9:44 AM, Mar 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 06:29:32-05

Newport News, Va. - A woman died after being hit by a car in Newport News early Sunday Morning.

60-year-old Sandra Balance  was walking north on Jefferson Avenue, in the traffic lane, when she was hit by a car. The driver fled the scene and headed northbound on Jefferson Avenue.

Her  family tells NewsChannel 3 Balance was less than a mile from home. She had on a bright red shirt and they don't understand how she was not seen. Balance was a mother of one, and someone who her family says was very giving.

No traffic cameras are present at or near the intersection where she was hit. A witness told police they believe they saw a gold Chevrolet Malibu or something similar.

Members of the Department's Crash Team are looking for a suspect vehicle most likely with front end damage and may be missing a windshield wiper.

Anyone with information on the car or driver is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.