Columbus family wants justice for woman killed in hit and-run accident

Columbus family wants justice for woman killed in hit and-run accident

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The family of the Columbus woman whose life was cut short after she was hit by two cars Saturday is calling for justice.

On Sunday, family and friends gathered at the intersection of Murray Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard in Columbus for 35-year-old Kasandra Hollinhead, affectionately called "Kassie" for short.

"When she approached, it's like voila, it's like magic, that smile, and then she makes a joke or whatnot, she was a really good person when it came to her personality," said cousin Derrell Anthony.

It was just after 10 p.m. when Hollinhead was hit by a car while walking home from the Citgo convenience store. She was a frequent customer of the store and it was a walk she had made many times before.

"I'm trying to get mentally, cause like... you stayed with me. You had your last meal with me. You were just talking with me. She usually tell me I'll be back, but she didn't tell me that last night… so I kind of looked at that as a sign," said Anthony.

After being hit the first time, Hollinhead was tossed into the opposing traffic lane where she was hit once more by a second car. Police say the first car that hit her stopped on the scene, but the second car did not.

The description of the second car is currently unknown.

The accident leaves her family and friends at a loss and wanting justice.

"We don't look at it as she just dead. We feel like she was killed, I feel like she was killed. So whoever did it, I really believe they should muster it up, and you know, turn themselves in," said Anthony.

Hollinhead was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.

Police urge anyone with information to contact them immediately at (706) 653-3100.

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