Officers said it happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday.
Cornelia Olero Amissah, 64, was declared dead at the scene.
Investigators said it appears the woman was struck by multiple vehicles, only one of which remained at the scene.
One of the vehicles that left the area prior to the arrival of officers was described as a small, light-colored sedan.
Anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet spoken with an investigating officer is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's tip line at (919) 834-HELP.