Woman killed in hit-and-run while standing by disabled car in Hampton


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a 24-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning while she was standing next to her own car that had broken down in the road.

Hampton Police say they were notified at 2 a.m. about an accident involving two vehicles in the 5100 block of West Mercury Boulevard.

When officers got to the scene, they saw the woman lying in the road next to her car.

Police say Hampton Fire and Rescue members pronounced her dead at the scene and the driver of the vehicle that hit the woman had fled.

Officers believe the suspect vehicle is red and has front end damage.

The victim was identified by police as Kayla Hiegl, of Newport News.

A family friend of the victim tells 10 On Your Side that Hiegl was on her way home after going out to celebrate a friend’s birthday when her car broke down.

All eastbound lanes were blocked at West Mercury Boulevard and Newmarket Drive for hours while crews continued to investigate.

The lanes reopened just before 9 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.

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