Mother of three killed in traffic accident identified

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A family wants answers after a mother of three was killed by a pickup truck while walking home Tuesday night.

The coroner said that 44-year-old Donna Hudson died from injuries she received in the accident. One day later, a memorial on Stall Road now marks the spot where Hudson lost her life.

"No one deserved to pass away like that," said Monique Hudson, who spoke to her sister on the phone just minutes before she lost her life.

For Monique Hudson, the loss of her big sister serves as a double blow. Last year, she also lost her brother.

"There is no Christmas for us right now," she said. "You hear it on TV that it happens to other people, but you would not imagine that it happens to your own family."

Hudson said right before the accident, her sister called to say she was leaving a nearby store.

"She was telling me she was on her way home," she said.

However, her sister never made it there. According to North Charleston police, a Dodge pickup truck and Land Rover SUV played a role in the accident that claimed Donna Hudson's life.

"The SUV hit the truck and the truck hit her," said the victim's sister.

As for the drivers behind the wheel and where they are now, that's the question the victim's family would like to known.

"We've had a lot of people come and ask us what happened. We don't even know," she said. "I don't know who did it, their names, nothing."

According to a spokesperson for the North Charleston Police Department, the accident actively remains under investigation.

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