Family of Brunswick teen killed in hit-and-run seeking answers

by: Erica Bennett, Action News Jax Updated:

“It’s crazy. Sombeody, anybody, just need to come forward. Whatever you might think you know. Please, please, please, please come and say something,” Jameka Culbreath said.

It’s a desperate plea to any and all who will listen after 18 year-old Tashara Culbreath was killed in a hit-and-run Friday night on U.S. 17.

She was a senior at Brunswick High School with aspirations of becoming a nurse.

“To hit a child and leave her there is unimaginable,” Culbreath’s aunt Jameka said.

According to family, Tashara left her job at McDonald's and went to a friend's house in the Beverly Shores neighborhood. Around 8:30 p.m. she told them she was walking home because she didn't have a ride.

A driver hit her and took off.

“The fact that they hit her so hard her shoes were in different places. There’s no justification for that,” neighbor Racheal Price said.

Glynn County police found some glass near the scene, but so far haven't put out any vehicle or suspect descriptions.

Tashara's family hopes and prays that changes soon.

“We just want to find out what happened and have peace. Some kind of peace, some kind of justice for Tashara because she deserved much better,” Culbreath said.

If you know anything about the hit-and-run, you’re asked to call police at 912-554-3645.

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