MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police are asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle that struck and killed a teen.
According to Capt. Regina Duckett, police and medics were called to the 900 block of the West South Boulevard on a report of gunfire. When they arrived, they found Keiauna Williams, 14, who has sustained traumatic injuries and transported her to Baptist Medical Center South.
Williams was later pronounced dead and the cause of her death initially unknown. Duckett says further investigation and forensic evaluation determined Williams was killed as a result of being struck by a vehicle.
An investigation into Williams’ death determined that a group of teens were in the parking lot of a nearby business following a teen party when shots were fired by one or more people. As a result, the teens began to run across the West South Boulevard, at which point Williams was struck by a large-size vehicle that fled the scene.
The Central Alabama Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information in this case.
“We are putting out a $500 dollar reward for any type of video or information that can lead to the identification of the driver or recovery of the vehicle," said Director Tony Garrett. "This family is looking at losing a loved one and they are needing some type of closure.”
Police are asking anyone with knowledge of this crash to call accident investigations at 625-2876 or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.
A vigil is planned for Williams Tuesday night. It will be held on West Fairview Avenue in the parking lot of the old Hardees across from Carver High School from 3 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.