Woman killed in Concord hit-and-run remembered as loving mother to 8-year-old daughter

The crash happened Tuesday night on Union Street South.
The crash happened Tuesday night on Union Street South.
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 1:31 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 5:36 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Concord have arrested and charged a woman for the hit-and-run crash that left a mother dead in Concord Tuesday night.

The crash happened Tuesday night on Union Street South. Neighbors have already put up a memorial cross in remembrance of where the woman was killed.

Family members have identified the victim as 26-year-old Katilyn Ball, the mother of an 8-year-old daughter.

“She’s going to try to read this stuff when she’s older to figure out what happened, like, I wouldn’t want the unknown lingering over my head as I grow up why my mom’s not here,” said Katilyn’s sister Allie.

“Family, us families getting together, she was the life, she brought the laughter, she brought joy,” said family member Rebecca Hamilton. “You always ask why, why, why, and a lot of times you don’t get that answer.”

One neighbor said that she and her husband, who is also a sheriff’s deputy, heard the impact but never saw the car involved.

Neighbor Brandy Sloop says she her husband assisted the many first responders giving CPR to the woman following the crash and doing everything they could to save her life, but the victim died.

According to Sloop, the woman’s husband arrived at one point and was visibly devastated. Now, she says she wants justice for that woman’s family and a place for them to mourn, which is why she made the memorial.

“She died alone without anybody. I mean, there were paramedics, police officers there, but her life was lost right there. And to me, putting the cross there with the flowers, it’s just a little remembrance that there was life here and it gives the family a place to say, ‘This is where it happened.’ And maybe it can bring some kind of closure,” Sloop said.

Family members have set up a Go Fund Me page for anyone wishing to make a contribution for funeral expenses.

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