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A woman's search for a missing friend took a deadly turn in east Charlotte

A woman was killed in east Charlotte early Saturday after she was hit by a car while trying to look for a friend.
A woman was killed in east Charlotte early Saturday after she was hit by a car while trying to look for a friend. WBTV

A woman was killed in east Charlotte early Saturday after she was hit by a car while looking for a friend, authorities said.

The collision happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 5300 block of Camp Stewart Road.

The victim, Agnes Amponsah, was chasing after her friend when she ran into the path of a Hyundai Sonata, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Amponsah had been taking illegal narcotics at her home nearby with her brother and the friend, police said. The friend, Hilda Amoah, left the home in her car, but called a short time later to tell Amponsah she was lost in the neighborhood, police said.

The siblings went looking for Amoah, whose car was found abandoned and still running on a nearby road.

When they found Amoah, she showed signs of impairment from the drugs and ran away, officials said.

Amponsah and her brother continued to chase Amoah onto Camp Stewart Road, where Amponsah ran in front of the Hyundai and was hit, officials said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Amoah then jumped into the backseat of the Hyundai and grabbed the neck of a passenger as she ordered the driver to drive away, police said.

The driver fled the scene, but returned momentarily. At that point, police said Amoah ran from the car and into a wooded area. Police found her a short time later and had to use a Taser to subdue her after she assaulted an officer, officials said.

The crash remains under investigation. A separate investigation is being conducted regarding the officer's use of a Taser, and whether criminal charges will be filed against Amoah.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS
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