JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A Jacksonville family is mourning the loss of a family member tragically killed in a hit-and-run last night on Atlantic Boulevard, and now they want answers.
“Right now, it’s really devastating,” says Victoria Wilcher.
Shattered glass is all that’s left as Victoria Wilcher learned her 34-year-old brother Curt Scott was killed yesterday on Atlantic Blvd.
According to JSO, Scott was sitting in the roadway when two vehicles swerved around him, but a third vehicle hit Scott killing him, and that car fled the scene.
Wilcher says she and her family just want to know who did this.
“Just trying to figure out what really happened for him to be hit, and for this person to stop there to see if that person was okay,” says Wilcher.
Willcher says her brother and friends walked to a local convenience store in the area.
After leaving the store, he told his friends to go ahead of him and he would catch up, but he never did.
According to a JSO report, Scott appeared to be impaired before he was hit by the car, but Wilcher says that’s hard to believe because her brother stopped drinking several years ago.
“He used to drink back in the day, he changed his life and stopped drinking, he did a lot of stuff. For him just to leave the world like this is very devastating,” says Wilcher.
Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson says in some cases, these hit-and-run incidents can be hard to solve.
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“Today, there are pieces of plastic that are left in the roadway, those sorts of things. And of course, there are actual witnesses that observed the conduct,” says Carson.
Carson adds that some people try to alter their cars so authorities will never find them.
“We’ve had circumstances where particularly young individuals get in a car wreck or hit someone on the road, and then come home and try to tear off the front of the car and bury it somewhere,” says Carson.
As for the person who did this, Wilcher just wants that person to come forward.
“I just wish that this person would come forward and just tell the truth and let us know like hey, you know it was an accident,” says Wilcher.
As of now, JSO says they don’t have the description of the car that was involved in this incident.