Upon his arrival, he discovered the victim was his wife, 30-year-old Amy Suzanne Kornegay. She was dead.
Police say she was walking Monday afternoon when she was struck by a pickup truck that left the scene.
The driver of the truck, 71-year-old Amon Hall, eventually returned to scene and said he thought he had hit a deer.
Kornegay was a substitute teacher and the mother of two sons.
Hall is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to file a report. He is in jail under a $10,000 bond.