A BAGILLT woman who died after being struck by a car in a hit and run was a mother of three.
The body of 31-year-old Louise Amison was discovered at about 4.30am on Sunday, January 30, lying in the middle of the A548 dual carriageway in Bagillt.
North Wales Police is hunting the driver of the vehicle involved, who failed to stop at the scene.
A short statement from Miss Amison’s family, released by North Wales Police on Monday, January 31, said: "Louise will be sadly missed by all family members and close friends.
"She leaves behind her three boys Jordan 14, Joshua, 10 and Jack, eight. She also leaves behind her mum Jane and sister Natalie."
Residents in the Flintshire village spoke of their shock.
One man, who asked not to be named, said: "We heard the helicopter searching the area in the morning and only found out what had happened later.
"I believe the police have been knocking on doors asking people for information and if they heard anything suspicious in the early hours.
"It’s really sad and I feel for the poor girl’s family."
The A548 was closed for hours while officers carried out fingertip searches on the road and traffic was diverted through the village centre.
The North East Wales coroner has been informed of the death and a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on Monday, January 31, by a Home Office pathologist.
A North Wales Police spokesman said: "We were called to the dual carriageway just past the initial junction for Bagillt westbound on the A548, where a female believed to be in her early thirties was found lying in the carriageway.
"The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and report the collision."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 if in Wales, 0845 607 1002 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.