The fiancée of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway shared her heart-wrenching story from her hospital bed Thursday.
Jewel Pearce is recovering physically and emotionally from the Sunday night incident.
"Can't just find out that somebody died next to you and live OK," she told News4.
Pearce was holding the light for Rick Warrick as he changed a tire on her car when they were both struck by a car that did not stop. They were taking Warrick's two teenagers to Dave & Buster's at the Arundel Mills mall.
“And I was like, ‘Roll him over and make sure he can breathe,’” Pearce said. “And they kept checking him. And then we were just out there for a very long time in the cold.”
No passersby stopped to help.
“I just know that cars just kept going, and nobody stopped, and they were waving, trying to get people to stop, but nobody stopped.” Pearce said.
Warrick, a 38-year-old car salesman from D.C., died at the scene.
Pearce, 28, suffered two broken legs, a broken pelvis and a fractured skull. She does not have insurance, and a Give Forward page has been established for her benefit.
The driver who struck Warrick and his fiancee has not yet come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-610-8737.