The driver of the pick-up continued along the two-lane highway without stopping. The woman’s daughters — 18 and 20 years old — have spoken to reporters in an effort to convince the hit-and-run driver to come forward. “We just want justice,” the older daughter said.
Law enforcement investigators said they believe the red pick-up is a Ford 150, model years 1996 to 2002. The truck might have a loud exhaust and likely has damage to its front ride side.
Police say the driver is likely local and that their investigation of surveillance video from area businesses continues.
The woman’s daughters say their lives are forever changed by the tragedy. The younger daughter said she vowed in her dying mother’s hospital room that she would not rest until the hit-and-run driver is found.
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In many similar cases, police meticulously put together evidence gathered from the scene, along with video evidence and reports of similar, damaged vehicles to track down the driver. In some situations, the driver fled because they were impaired at the time of the pedestrian accident. Other common causes of these kinds of incidents include distracted drivers and speeding motorists.
In many cases similar to this one, the family wants justice for their lost loved one. That often includes not only criminal charges, but a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for financial damages.