28-year-old Jannie Lee Smallwood of Wilmington died after being hit as she walked in the shoulder of Route 202 Northbound.
Debris from the vehicle could be seen strewn across the road from the impact of the crash.
"It doesn't make any sense," said the victim's uncle, Wayne Smallwood. "You could have called the ambulance if you still wanted to run."
Family members are heartbroken and desperate for police to make an arrest.
"Me, Jannie, and my oldest nephew Jeremiah, we celebrate our birthdays around the same time," Wayne Smallwood said. "We are all Sagittarius and we celebrate every year together. I don't know what I am going to do this year. I am hurt, I am hurt. That is my only niece."
The striking vehicle is described as a 2007 to 2011 white Ford Edge.
It may be missing a passenger side mirror and may have damage to the passenger side headlight.
As police work to track down the hit-and-run driver, a family is left grieving and praying for some type of closure.
"She don't bother nobody, nothing, and it just hurts. It is a hurtful feeling and I don't think anyone can understand and feel my pain," Smallwood said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.
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