NEW INFO: Young Mother Killed In Hwy. 17 Hit & Run

One of two drivers who troopers say ran over a woman this morning on Highway 17 has turned herself into authorities.

The Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed as Jennifer Bond of Williamston, a young mother of two. A witness tells troopers that the victim told them she had been raped.

The woman's red Pontiac Grand Am, which was parked at the Highway Patrol, had obvious damage to the passenger side. Troopers are now interviewing the woman driver and say they do not yet know if she will face charges or not.

Relatives tell WITN News that just three weeks ago Bond had a baby girl, and she is also survived by a 2 year old daughter.

A witness told the Highway Patrol that the 25-year-old victim was lying in the middle of the road and a box-like truck struck her and kept going. Troopers say another vehicle saw the body and pulled over, and that's when a second vehicle, a red car, then struck her. That red car also did not stop.

Craven County dispatchers say they received a call about 4:07 a.m. Wednesday about the person in the road at Highway 17 at Wilmar Road.

Troopers say an autopsy is being performed on the victim and they're still investigating why she was on the road and what she was doing in that area.

Trooper Steve Brown says a witness says Bond knocked on their door, saying she had been raped and needed to use their phone. That resident said they didn't have a phone and the woman then walked across the street and passed out in the southbound lane.

Troopers also say there was evidence of alcohol where Bond was killed, and paramedics reported the smell of alcohol. The Highway Patrol now says the cell phone Bond had in her possession had a dead battery.


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A woman is dead after officials say three vehicles hit her on Highway 17 at the Beaufort-Craven County line.

Craven County dispatchers say they received a call about 4:07 a.m. Wednesday about the person in the road at Highway 17 at Wilmar Rd.

At the scene, officials told WITN the woman was hit by three vehicles and died. Officials say the first car that hit the woman did not stop, but the second and third vehicles that hit the woman did stop. Troopers say it's possible the first driver did not realize they had hit a person.

It's not clear if authorities know the woman's identity. We're told authorities are looking for a red car as part of the investigation, though no more specifics were available.

Officials detoured traffic for about three hours this morning, but the detour is no longer in place.

This is the second time this week a person in Eastern Carolina has been hit on a road and killed. On Sunday, Greenville police said 32-year-old William Bailey of Cedar Court was killed on Greenville Blvd. near the intersection of Golden Rd. Police said Bailey was struck in the early morning hours, like the victim killed on the Beaufort-Craven county line. The accident in Greenville happened at 3 a.m.


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  • by case closed ? Location: vanceboro n.c. on Jul 30, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    what has happen to the case of jenny lynn? they should have found the hit and run driver by now.maybe they all know more than they are saying .the other driver didnt just vanish if there was one????
  • by i miss my Jenny Lynn Location: lil will on Jun 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    It still real you are gone and never coming back Jenny why you I will never Know things happens for reasons that is for sure but this sure opened my eyes thats life is to short i miss that pretty smile of yours the way you made everyone laugh we all known u werent perfect but you never acted like u did not have any thing wrong you were the first to tell that u did . at least you knew you did wrong .i beeen out of town for over a week on vaction when i got the text i could not believe this had happened .... things happens for reasons i know but man i wish it would not happned to anyone i know are you being took care of now i bet you with jason fuzz and your grandparents having a good old time !!!! and i read where someone mentioned about Mr charles and Jason Jones ... this is coming from someone else to tell them they sure would Be proud of Derrick he is a great father great friend and he knows what he wants in life they would sure be proud of him ..... And Ginni tell them she sure if one beautiful girl and she has done a great job threw school and goin to UNC making a life for her self i am proud of derrick and ginni myself we love you all we all miss everyone but we will never forget you all i want you to rest in peace till i see you again one day in heaven
  • by wondering Location: eastren nc on Jun 27, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    does any one know if they have found who the driver of the box truck was and have any charges been issused i sure hope something is done if this was my child i would suring for sure and for the people that just let her lay in the road about 5 mins why didnt you go help her befor she got ran over by 2 cars and killed its just as much them ppl's fault as it is for the drives....,...what bugs me is your phone didnt have mins who cares your phone can still call 911 might funny you let her get killed right in front of your face then you go check and she is dead come on you could helped her first and none of this would of happened to this poor young lady,her babies her boyfriend her family and friends would not of had to go threw this
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      by read further down.. on Jun 28, 2011 at 04:14 AM in reply to wondering
      the people who did not allow her into their house posted, they said it pretty much happened before they could do anything--that they wanted to help. i would hate to be in their place right now! im not sure i would open the door to any stranger at this time of night, with my familys safety at stake--either way, its incredibly unfortunate. as for the driver of the truck, i wonder if this was an 'illegal'--surely any decent person would have turned themselves in by now--esp since there shouldnt be any charges. my heart goes out to the family for having so many unanswered questions--i hope they can at least get closure.
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        by close friend on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:57 AM in reply to read further down..
        I know these people have talked to the family and friends of this young lady and they stood there in front of some of them and on tv and said that she did lay there there 5 mins befor ever being hit how in the world do you just stand there 5 mins and look at her in the road and not help her there was 5 mins in between the time she got hit the first time with in a couple mins of jennifer calling everyone she call the neighbor and he went to get Jason to call her she was never hurd from again .as a close friend of hers and her family i dont know what happened i was not there people ask was she really raped i can only go by that she was yes she did have a very trobled past but she isnt alone most of the ppl here in martin county in this younger generation has ... I loved her no matter what no matter what she did said or even lied to about something you could not help but look over and act like it never happened she was one of the most loving people i have ever known she is always be in my heart and missed very much.and her poor mother this is her second 2 child she last with in about 2 to 3 yrs frist back in 2001 she lost her mom the day after fathers day and 4 months to the day after her mom died she lost herr father then a few yrs later she lost her ex husband and her 2 youngest daughters wendy and tiffany there dad died also and Tammy Lynn has been sick herself
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          by read further down.. on Jun 28, 2011 at 02:21 PM in reply to close friend
          i guess we will never really know how long she was on the road--different people saying different stuff. the people who opened the door are not in any way liable. the people who hit her are not technically liable--they did not act in negligence--unless the first truck intended to hit her, though this person will surely face charges for hit and run if they do turn up, since they havent turned themselves in. everyone is looking for who to blame in the story--you can blame the drivers, the people at the house, the girl herself--but that doesnt bring her back or help in the situation..like you said, her family is hurting--theres alot of unanswered questions--some may never be answered, unfortunately. i hope the first driver can turn themselves in and some of those questions can be answered. i think that in situations like these, you cant know ahead of time what to do--things happen and it seems so unfair--the people who were at the house may have been unsure of what to do and probably have serious regrets that they will have to live with--even though they are not at fault. i cant say i wouldnt be looking to blame someone, but i do think it will only add to the stress and heartache.
  • by Heather Location: Williamston on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    I loved Jennifer and her two beautiful daughters. They were like family to me and my family. She will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to Jason and the rest of her family.
  • by sick of it Location: Williamston on Jun 27, 2011 at 05:54 PM
    I have one favor to ask of everyone out here even WITN let this go stop nagging back and forth about Jennifer you all have drug the family threw enough and threw stuff in there faces made this webpage the talk of Martin county. she is dead she is 6ft under let her rest . let her past go she no longer has any charges for nothing at all she no longer drink and she no long does drug she cant lie steal cheat what ever she is be able to bother anyone again dont worry about i can promise you she is alot better off right now than any of us are she has no worries she dont needs nerve pills she no longer has bills no longer needs to drink i am here to tell you i bet this girl has . and no one needs to worry about the kids they are taken care of and trust me Jason and mr eddie will make sure of that so have it in your heart to let her name go and let her rest with her dad and brother jason
  • by RESPECT READ IT Location: WILLIAMSTON on Jun 26, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    Respect the dead mean not putting them down, not desecrating their graves, not spreading possibly false information, ridicule, not walking on there graves of the decsed, and not spreading rumors about them, . Just let them rest peace because they are not longer here with us . Some people would say respecting the dead, also includes not conducting seaonces to contact them but rather let them be. they are no longer here to defend there self when they are 6 feet under SO NOW THAT IS RESPECTING THE DEAD WITHC EACH AND EVERYONE OF THAT PUTS ALL THESE TERRIBLE THINGS UP HERE DONT HAVE IF YOU CANT RESPECT THE DEAD AND THERE FAMILY YOU CANT REPECT YOUR SELF OR YOU WOULD BE SO DANG HEART LESS
  • by Melissa on Jun 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM
    This is a news website. I don't understand why family, friends, etc., are even taking the time to read this. Go read the condolences page of the obituary. People are merely speaking their thoughts and if you don't like it, go elsewhere. People are too sensitve these days.
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      by THINK ABOUT IT on Jun 26, 2011 at 05:30 PM in reply to Melissa
      too sensitive...because their loved one died and people are saying all sorts of horrible (totally unrelated to the story) things about her? are you KIDDING me??? of course theyre going to take the time to read the NEWS STORY of their loved one being killed. its probably the FIRST thing on their minds. and of course if they see someone writing mean things about the person they just lost, well thats just like stirring up a bees nest. too sensitive, REALLY! maybe if you put yourself in the family member's shoes--and i really hope you never have to--youd be a little more 'sensitive' yourself.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 05:34 AM in reply to THINK ABOUT IT
        if it was my loved one I would not care what anyone said on these posts,because at the end of the day it will not change anything.
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          by sure on Jun 28, 2011 at 04:18 AM in reply to
          hey well i hope you never have to worry about it..i used to post my thoughts and opinions on news stories where someone died, thinking 'hey its a news forum'--until someone i cared about was in the news story and it just suddenly seemed so inappropriate...since everyones up here talking about 'learning lessons'...
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          by Milla on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:58 AM in reply to
          YOU REALLY NEED TO SEEK THE LORD QUICK! KARMA
  • by please stop Location: williamston on Jun 25, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    I am asking everyone from a family member,and friends of this young ladies commiunity to stop all the trashing her name we have all been threw enough with her getting killed we dont need all this stuff that you as eastren nc people please let this ride we all know her past but no matter what we loved Jennifer and tried to help her threw all he wrong dissions along with everyone out here has made some bad dessions and done something wrong..please respect this family and stop bashing us as friends and family. We are putting Jenny to rest tomarrow as respect for each and everyone of us even Jenny let this poor family member and friend be able to rest in peace so lets alll stop this trash talking about her and what she did in her past.....she has done her time for her wrongs so now its over her DOC record had nothing to do about one of our loved ones gettin killed like she did and if you have a heart at all you will let this ride put ur self in our shoes and think about how you would feel if us as her family and friends were bad mouthing your lovedone i will tell you it hurts
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      by so sorry on Jun 26, 2011 at 05:33 PM in reply to please stop
      the people who are trashing your loved one are completely classless. it hurts me to see it. i hate to think i walk among these people. its as if they could never be in your place, but what they dont realize is that they cant control the world around them, someone they love is bound to make A mistake and cause pain at some point. and they will realize that you dont stop loving someone just because they made a mistake or two. i have a few family members who have a 'past'--but its just that to me; a past. im so sorry for your loss--just remember that Jesus doesnt care about the past--when you ask for forgiveness, he will separate the past as far as east is from west. dont worry about the rest of these vultures.
  • by Denise Location: Beaufort County on Jun 25, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. I’ve read some of these comments about this young girl, and some of you people should really be ashamed of yourselves. For just one minute put your feet in the shoes of one of her loved ones. Jennifer Bond belonged to somebody. She was someone’s daughter, she was someone’s mother, and she was someone’s friend, among many other things. For one minute think if your mother, your child, your sister, brother, or friend were the one that was so tragically taken out of here, no matter the bad decisions they may have made in life. How would you feel? You already loved them in spite of what they may have done wrong in life. I do not know this family, nor did I know Jennifer. I don’t know what she may or may not have done in her life, and whether you people disagreed with it or not, or whether you did not care for Jennifer or not, but she did NOT deserve what happened to her. Nobody deserves that. It was a tragic accident. If you people that have hidden behind your anonymous handles that have spoken so negatively against her, have even a shred of decency about you, then you will remove your hurtful comments. I lost somebody very dear to me six months ago, and you have to relive these moments over and over, her family will need comfort for their hearts, not your hurtful opinions about their loved one. Everyone has an opinion, as I’m sure somebody will have an opinion to what I have written, but keep it to yourself people, and let her family mourn without you adding more hurt to this already tragic situation.
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      by AMEM on Jun 25, 2011 at 04:29 PM in reply to Denise
      I certainly agree with you. My heart goes out to this family. Judge not lest you be judged. You, stone casters will stand before God one day and all of you who are judging will be judged. Tread lightly and speak lovingly, you never know when you will take your last breath.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    Condolences to the family for their loss. I believe most funeral homes offer means for tributes for the deceased. I believe most of the posters here are simply trying to say that others may be spared if they learn something from this tragedy. First of all we all need to respect our families by trying to make good choices which will save our families alot of heartache. Also, when one becomes a parent we must put that child/children first and foremost in our lives. As a mother we should center our lives around that dependent life by being there for them and not allowing ourselves to be put in dangerous situations. I am not judging this girl for her actions on this day but I believe we can learn something here.
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      by maybe so on Jun 26, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to
      what to learn?? it goes without saying--which means exactly that--no need to say it; not here--its PAINFULLY obvious enough. no one wants to read harsh words about someone they loved that died. i wish people would just respect that, period.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 04:19 PM in reply to maybe so
        Obviously YOU missed the point. Imagine if another person could be saved because of this tragedy, your friends death would not be totally in vain.
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          by oh thanks so much on Jun 28, 2011 at 04:20 AM in reply to
          yes, but my point is, it doesnt take someone posting it for people to 'get it'. quit trying to find something good from someones demise. its not helpful.
  • by big james Location: gville on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    jason so sorry i know its hard but things will get better be strong for those two babies they need you for the good memiors of their mom so keep your head up in this time of heart ache always here to talk to
  • by Lecia Dickeron Location: Jamesville on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    My sympathies to the family. Lisa, Liz, Tammy, Cynthia, Jason - I'm so very sorry. Jennifer was a beautiful girl and this is so very tragic. My thoughts are with the family.
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