RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A heartbroken mother is speaking out after her daughter was killed in a hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Day.
When officers were called to 4800 block of Midlothian Turnpike at around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, they found 17-year-old Tionna Hill lying unresponsive in the roadway after being hit by a vehicle.
Hill, a mother of two who was pregnant with a third child on the way, was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries.
Police said she was the victim of a hit-and-run, and investigators have since located a vehicle and person of interest.
Hill’s mother, meanwhile, feels like she has lost everything.
“When I got the call that she was dead, I was in disbelief,” Verna Hill told 8News. “I’m grieving terrible.
“Words cannot express how much I miss my daughter.”
Hill said her daughter was a runaway child who was in the custody of the Richmond Department of Social Services.
“My daughter called me at 3 o’clock in the morning before she got killed to tell me that her foster parent would not allow her to come home,” V. Hill explained.
Social services said it cannot comment because foster care information is confidential.
V. Hill says she has no plans for a funeral because she has no money to bury her daughter.