$6K reward offered in fatal hit-and-run of 15-year-old

Driver of small pickup truck sought by deputies

Author: Christopher Yazbec, News editor, News4Jax.com, cyazbec@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 03 2013 02:47:22 PM EST
Haley Smith
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -

Crime Stoppers has increased its reward to $6,000 for information that would identify the driver of a small pickup truck that struck and killed a 15-year-old girl in a hit-and-run crash last month.

Haley Smith was walking with friends on Kenton Morrison Road around 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 when a driver plowed into her and kept driving.

Deputies said the truck was last seen driving on Holmes Boulevard.

Investigators found the passenger side mirror from the suspect vehicle at the scene of the crash. The mirror was an aftermarket reproduction mirror that could fit different types of small pickup trucks and SUVs.

Deputies said they are looking for a small pickup with an unknown color that should have damage to the
passenger side headlight area and a missing or recently replaced passenger side mirror.

There may be damage to the passenger side windshield and passenger side A-pillar, which supports the windshield.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Deputy J.D. McGinnis at 904-209-1498, or callers can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a $6,000 cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).