JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Nearly 24 hours after a popular local DJ was killed on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine, police still don't know who's responsible.
Maribell Salazar is heartbroken. Her twin brother, Juan Salazar, was driving his scooter home from work early Friday morning, when he hit a telephone pole that was across the road. He was thrown 40 feet into traffic.
Police say a white or silver 2006-2008 Mazda 6 sedan first knocked the pole down, but the driver took off, warning no one. The car was identified from debris left at the scene.
Moments later, a truck towing a trailer also hit the pole, and then ran over Salazar. That driver stopped and spoke briefly to a witness but then also took off, never calling for help.
"How do they make it to sleep? I'm not sure how I'm going to go my life after this! They ruin my life," says Maribell Salazar.
Salazar's friends and family tell me, it's frustrating. Juan, also known as DJ Mafia who regularly worked at Alcapulco's in St. Augustine, had a reputation for helping strangers without asking for anything in return, but on Friday morning no one stayed to help him.
"It's a lot worse when they just run," says Salazar's friend Nicole Ortiz. "They just leave. It's not fair!"
Now, they're pleading for those responsible to come forward, and admit they did wrong.
"I need justice for my brother," says Salazar.
Police spoke to the driver of the truck Friday afternoon, after a witness provided a partial tag number. He has not been charged, because police have not determined if Salazar was killed when his scooter hit the pole, or when hit by the truck. Police say they plan to complete their investigation and then consult the state attorney's office regarding all possible charges.
If you have any information to identify the driver of the Mazda involved, call the St. Augustine Police Department at (904) 825-1070. Police say the car will have heavy front-end damage.