BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Police say a Baltimore woman was left to die on the side of a road early Saturday morning, after the car she was in got into a crash and the driver she was with abandoned the scene.
Twenty-seven-year-old La’Quisha Anderson’s family are completely devastated.
“I feel heartbroken over this. Heartbroken,” said Veronica Malone, La’Quisha’s aunt. “My niece was left laying in the street like an animal like she was nothing.”
Police say Anderson was traveling with a friend in a Kia at 2 a.m., when it lost control and crashed into a tow truck in the 2300 block of Belair Road. The driver of the Kia, an unidentified man, fled the scene. Anderson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car.
The tow-truck driver told police, he saw the Kia’s driver abandoning the scene and Anderson.
“He was obviously shaken but he staggered away,” said Detective Donny Moses, of Baltimore City police.
The family came to the crash site on Belair Road for a candle light vigil. They came to pay tribute to Anderson, but also called on the driver of the car to turn himself in.
The family told WJZ they’re angry that she was left on the side of the road in her final moments. She also had just started a new job.
“Angry. Angry because they left her there by herself. In the car. Not even in the car. Underneath the tow truck,” said Princess Anderson, La’Quisha’s aunt.
“My eldest granddaughter,” said Evelyn Johnson Koger, La’Quisha’s grandmother. “It could’ve been your family. It could’ve been your granddaughter. It could’ve
been somebody you loved.”
Police have not identified the driver of the car, but say it was not reported stolen. The tow-truck driver suffered only minor injuries.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the driver of the car or saw anything, you’re urged to call police.