The Onslow County medical examiner has released the cause of death of a woman found dead on Highway 17 early Tuesday morning.
Dr. Anuradha Arcot tells WITN News that Barbara Elwell was struck by an object and suffered skull fractures, abrasions, ankle fractures and spine fractures.
A police officer on routine patrol discovered the body just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.
They believe Elwell was struck by either a 1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2000-2003 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban. Police say so far no eyewitnesses have come forward.
Jacksonville police have released the name of a woman stuck and killed on Highway 17 Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim is 41-year-old Barbara Elwell of Jacksonville.
Police say Elwell was struck on the highway, near the Highway 24 overpass.
They believe the vehicle involved is either a 1999 to 2002 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2000 to 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban. The vehicle will have damage to the chrome grill and will be missing the gold Chevrolet emblem from the front grill.
Authorities are now distributing fliers around the city with the vehicle description.
Police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a woman along Highway 17.
Investigators say the suspect vehicle is either a 1999 to 2002 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2000 to 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban. That vehicle will have damage to the chrome grill and is missing the gold Chevrolet emblem from the front grill.
A Jacksonville police officer on routine patrol came across the body just before 3:00 a.m. The woman was laying on Highway 17, near the Highway 24 overpass.
Police say the victim was last seen in the area of the Triangle Inn prior to the crash.
Anyone who knows information on this hit and run is urged to contact Jacksonville police at 910-455-1472.
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