83-year-old woman ID’d as pedestrian killed in Johnston County hit-and-run

Johnston County News

PRINCETON, N.C. (WNCN) — An 83-year-old woman died after she was hit by a vehicle that then fled in Johnston County Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported just after 4:50 p.m. along Old Cornwallis Road near Rains Mill Road, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

The woman who died was identified as Christine Willoughby, officials said Tuesday.

A relative told CBS 17 Willoughby was walking to her mailbox when she was struck and killed. 

Willoughby was a great-grandmother and leaves behind four children, according to her obituary.

Authorities said they are looking for a possible silver Ford Expedition SUV.

A memorial service is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, where Willoughby was a member. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Baker’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

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