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Mom pleads for closure in daughter's hit-and-run death

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Updated: 12/05/2013 11:56 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- If Haley Smith were still alive today she'd be anxious celebrating her 16th birthday this Saturday.
It's been almost three weeks since she was killed by a hit-and-run driver, who police said is still on the run in St. JohnsCounty.

"I know that somewhere, someone knows something. They have the missing key," said Smith's mother, Jo-lee Manning.

All investigators have is a mirror that snapped off during the impact.

Action News had learned that mirror could belong to a number of different trucks and SUVs. Manning said she was just informed by police Thursday that their search is going cold.

"They had made contact with about 95 percent of the vehicles that fit the description in the county," said Manning.

We first told you that a gold pickup was the vehicle in question. Now we're told the truck could be any color. Police said tips are still coming in and word this week that the reward has been increased to $6,000 has the family praying someone will speak up.

"Just do the right thing. We're not out for revenge; we just want closure and to understand why," said Manning.

The community is invited to join family and friends on Saturday at 4 p.m. as they release balloons from the memorial site on Kenton Morrison Road and Four Mile Road in St. Augustine. They ask that each person bring a balloon with them.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers.
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