Midlands billboard asks, "Who Killed Grace Sulak?"
A South Carolina family is getting some help finding their daughter's killer in the form of a new billboard.
Back in early May, 14-year-old Grace Sulak of Bluffton was killed in a hit-and-run on I-26 in Calhoun County. Troopers are still looking for the driver who caused the fatal accident.
Those troopers believe a white truck – a Dodge Ram 2500 – forced Sulak's car off I-26 into a tree before speeding off.
Sulak was in an SUV with her friend and that friend's mother. They were heading back to the Low Country after a track meet at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
The friend and her mother were injured. Sulak died instantly.
Almost two months later, Grace's mother, Heidi Hanson, continues to get her daughter's story out there, and she's hoping for good leads.
"I hope when they wake up they feel at least a fraction of what we feel every day until we go to bed. You know, I just pray to God that, you know, somehow somebody does the right thing for Grace, for us, and, you know, for the potential person that they may kill out there on the road again,” said Hanson.
Right now, Hanson is getting some good help from CrimeStoppers of the Midlands and Lamar Advertising.
They've already started displaying a new billboard in the Midlands. It asks the public, "Who Killed Grace Sulak?"
"Just to see the effect she had on the community in like 14 years is beyond anything I could have even imagined,” said Hanson. “I just implore anyone who knows anything, no matter how small, or even if they don't even think it would be related, if there's even a remote possibility, you know, to come forward and, you know, let it be investigated."
CrimeStoppers President Judy Powers said the billboard is something Lamar does for free, and Powers is hoping it'll make a difference.
WIS is told Grace Sulak was a quiet leader who loved her friends and her family.
Her memorial service was held back in May in Bluffton High School's gym. Hundreds showed up to remember the short yet productive life.
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