Family says fatal hit-and-run victim was targeted

The family of a man who was struck and killed on Nicholas Road over the weekend is asking whoever hit the father of 11 to turn themselves in.

Police are searching for a large gold or tan SUV, possibly a Chevrolet that witnesses said had “nice rims.” The vehicle may have damage to the front right side.

Kevin Snowden, 42, was pronounced dead just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday after being struck by that SUV. The driver immediately fled the scene.

“Turn yourself in,” Snowden’s cousin Jamela James said Monday. “Give us some closure because that was somebody close to us that kept us laughing and going everyday.”

She said she lives on Nicholas and Snowden was there Saturday night to visit her and his sister. She said her two sons witnessed Snowden being struck and reported that the car appeared to speed up intentionally and then drove onto the curb.

“I have to wake up everyday knowing that my cousin died in front of my house,” she said. She said she’s complained to the city several times about how dark the street is.

If located, the driver of that SUV could face felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident.

Snowden’s brother Ronald Muhammad told News Center 7 that he thinks the person behind the wheel was specifically targeting his brother. “I think he was trying to intimidate him,” he said.