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Mother pleads to hit-and-run driver

August 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators are trying to find the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that claimed three lives near Hemet. The crash happened on June 2 along Highway 74 and officials say they have new information in the case."I just wish they would turn themselves in and do the right thing," said Delisa Williams, the mother of one of the hit-and-run victims. "It's killing me, it's killing me. I'm dying inside. I like actually died that day of the car accident."

Williams's 11-year-old daughter, Zaria, was killed in a six-car wreck caused by a hit-and-run driver. Williams's cousin, Cedric Page, also died in the crash.

"I haven't been able to go back to work, I haven't been able to do anything, because all I can think about is Zaria and Cedric," said Williams.

No arrests have been made, but the California Highway Patrol says the investigation has taken a turn. Back in June, they believed the hit-and-run suspect was driving a black Honda or Acura. However, they now think it might be someone else. They're waiting for paint work to get back from the Department of Justice to determine what kind of car they suspect is driving.

Meanwhile, Williams hopes the suspect turns himself in.

"We just don't know what happened and why it happened. And I guess if you know, please just do the right thing. Do the right thing for Zaria. My 11-year-old didn't deserve to die," said Williams.

Williams held a memorial car wash three weeks ago to raise money for a reward, but it will take a tip from the public to solve the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP at (951) 769-2000.

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