Paint chips offer new clues in search for SUV in death of Haley Smith, 15
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Investigators are zeroing in on the car in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a teenager from St. Augustine last November.
Haley Smith, 15, died after a car hit her while she walked along Kenton Morrison Road with friends, just north of Four Mile Road.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyzed paint chips found at the scene. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the chips indicate the hit-and-run vehicle to be metallic purple or black.
Investigators believe the vehicle is an SUV or small pick-up truck similar to a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck or S-10 Blazer with damage to the passenger side headlight area and a missing or recently replaced side mirror.
There may also be damage to the passenger side windshield.
Call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS if you have any information. You will remain anonymous. A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered in the case. You can also call Deputy J.D. McGinnis at 904-209-1498.
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