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Home  |  News  |  Family Pleads for Help in Finding Hit and Run Suspect

Family Pleads for Help in Finding Hit and Run Suspect
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

 


Lexington, SC (WLTX) - A Lexington family is asking for your help in finding the man police say is responsible for a deadly hit and run accident.

Lexington police say 37-year-old Hiram Miller was riding his moped early Monday morning when the driver of a pickup truck ran into the back of him and kept going. Miller died at the scene.

"He had the biggest heart, and that's what everyone will remember when they think of him is that he had a huge heart," said the mother of Miller's 10-year-old daughter Omaira Ramos.

"When he was in the room. everybody knew they were going to have a good time. He'd make everybody laugh until they cried," said the victim's aunt Gwendolyn Miller.

The hit and run occured at the corner of South Lake Drive and Industrial Drive. Miller was riding a moped which his aunt says he was only borrowing. He normally drives a vehicle.

"He was trying to save on gas, and one of his co-workers loaned him the moped for about two weeks," said Miller.

Surveillance video shows the truck has lots on top, and the driver never stopped after hitting the victim. It's a fact that is making this time even more difficult for the victim's family.

"It's unsettling because I know it's something that could have been avoided. That person could have at least showed they cared. Whatever happened happened, but at least show you care for a another human life," said Gwendolyn.

Now the whole family is praying someone say something and can report it to police.

"I want to be able to look at my daughter and give her some kind of comfort despite all the hurt. Please give any detail. It might be the one that helps solve this case," said Ramos.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/136032/2/Family-Pleads-for-Help-in-Finding-Hit-and-Run-Suspect

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