UPDATE: Chattanooga police have made an arrest in the case of a deadly hit and run on Lee Highway last month.

Police say an anonymous tip led them to 49-year-old Korey L. Reeves who was arrested on Wednesday.

Reeves is accused of hitting and killing 37-year-old Aneitra Kincy while driving on Lee Highway on September 24.

Reeves is charged with Leaving the Scene Involving a Fatality, Failure to Render Aid, and Failure to Report an Accident. 

Reeves is scheduled to appear in court on November 6.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: On Friday, friends have organized a candlelight vigil for the woman who was killed in a hit-and-run earlier this week.

At 8:30 Friday night, friends and family will remember Aneitra Kincy. She was hit on Lee Highway Monday night.

A memorial continues to grow for the woman killed earlier this week on Lee Highway. People are leaving flowers and notes to remember their friend, Aneitra.

“It's just so heartbreaking, it's just so heartbreaking how her life ended,” Aneitra’s friend Becky Lacy said. She was known as the lady in the prayer-chair. “Pray with people. Over their concerns, over whatever was going on with them.”

Colorful flowers fill the seat where this bright light once sat.

“She could see into your soul and see the things you needed help with or prayers," Lacy said. "She touched a lot of people by sitting there.”

Aneitra Kincy moved to Chattanooga four years ago to escape the streets of Atlanta. Since then, she would help spread God's message to people in the area, offering to pray with anyone who may need it.

“She was always willing to pray," Lacy added. "She was always an advocate.”

Friends describe Kincy as a kindhearted woman who would do anything for anyone.

“I just loved her determination and her spirit to be able to sacrifice how she sacrificed for her call,” Lacy said

Friends will keep Kincy’s chair up so that her legacy is never forgotten. However, they hope someone who knows what happened Monday night will come forward soon so the Kincy family can have closure.

“You need to own up to it, for you," Lacy said. "You have a whole life you have to live. This is going to be a haunting thing for you. You are going to remember that day, you are going to remember that sound, remember that impact.”

Police are asking for help locating the driver, who could face a felony charge for leaving the scene.

Police believe the suspect was driving a Lincoln Town Car. The vehicle will likely have damage to the passenger side front fender, hood and possibly, the windshield.  

If you have any information about this fatal accident. You are asked to contact the Chattanooga Police immediately at 423-698-2525.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police have released the name of the woman who was killed in a hit and run on Lee Highway this week.

Police say 37-year-old Aneitra Kincy's body was found in a culvert by someone walking down Lee Highway on Monday.

Police say Kincy was killed in a hit and run.

Police believe the person responsible was driving 2003-2011 Lincoln Town Car that will likely have damage to the front right fender, hood, and possibly the windshield. The color of the car is unknown.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: The investigation continues into Monday’s deadly hit and run on Lee Highway.

Roses filled an empty chair Tuesday. The woman known for sitting in it was gone.

People in the area said she was killed in a hit and run on Monday night.

Police couldn’t say for sure because they’re still trying to find the victim’s family.

Down the road, trash litters an overgrown culvert where the woman’s body was found.

“I mean, it’s very scary and shocking knowing that people do walk around here and that somebody can get hit and that somebody will just drive off and not care,” James Lively says.

Lively is one of several in the area who have questions.

Police have them too. But right now, they don’t have the answers.

“Not having that vehicle makes it real difficult. Not knowing the condition of the driver. What caused this accident?” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Gary Martin says.

Those who live and work in the area say people often walk along the road even though there aren’t many sidewalks.

“A lot of them actually do walk from that direction down, which from that direction, at least there’s that whole walking area where they can be safe whereas on the other side, there’s really no safe place to walk,” Lively adds.

In order to piece together what happened, police need the driver of the car.

“Come talk to us. They may not be aware that they struck anyone. We need to talk to you,” Sgt. Martin says.

If you have any information that can help police, call 423-698-2525.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Lee Highway has reopened after a death investigation shut down a portion of it Monday night.

Police say a person who was walking down Lee Highway called 911 shortly before 8:30 p.m. saying they had found a body in a culvert.

Police say evidence so far shows the person was recently killed in a hit and run.

Police say the victim is an adult but have not released any more information on the victim.

Investigators are looking for vehicles that may have been involved and working on a possible description.

Police had the 7300 block of Lee Highway closed in both directions for several hours for the investigation.

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