• Family, friends remember 16-year-old killed in St. Augustine hit-and-run

    By: Larry Spruill , Action News Jax

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    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Family and friends are remembering the life of 16-year-old Dalton Kuhn.

    A driver didn't stop after he fatally struck Kuhn on S.R. 312 in St. Augustine on Monday night. His body was found Tuesday morning.

    On Thursday night, dozens of family and friends gathered at one of his favorite skate parks.


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    “I feel broken," said his mother, Wendy Kuhn. "I feel broken, that somebody can leave a 16-year old child on the side of the road."

    It’s also on the minds of dozens of Kuhn’s family and friends. They lit candles and held several signs with the words "Justice For Dalton."

    “His smile, he always smiled," Wendy Kuhn said. "If he was in trouble, he smiled. If he was happy he smiled. If he was sad, he smiled."


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    His mother said she believes her son is now smiling in heaven.

    "The minute you left him there for 12 hours, you didn’t give him any chance," she said. "I’m not OK with that."

    His mother said she replays that night and phone call in her mind. She says it’s a phone call no mother wants to get.

    “I’m a nurse for 20 years," Wendy Kuhn said. "So to get that call, I’m going to send two officers to you, to talk to you. I knew something was wrong. I didn’t know where to look."

    Wendy Kuhn said she thinks it was an accident.

    "I do think it was unintentional. I think it was somebody that was scared," Wendy Kuhn said. "It was your decision to leave him there."

    Police released a photo of a truck. They believe the driver was in a 2003-2007 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra that is missing a black passenger-side mirror.

    It could also have additional damage on the right side.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Augustine Police Department.

    Dalton Kuhn's funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Craig’s Funeral Home.


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