They are roadway scenes we see far too often. In recent years, more than a dozen hit and run crashes in our area, left unsolved. This one in Putnam County, killed a 3-year-old child just this week. And this one, nearly 9-months ago-- this 26- year-old died while walking home. Now HIS family is fighting Now HIS family is fighting to keep the investigation alive. 3 The number of hit and run crashes statewide, is startling. More than 23- thousand just this year in Florida. Dozens of those -- resulting in death. Lawmakers are trying to rein in the problem, by calling for harsher sentences for drivers who leave the scene of a deadly crash. That bill is awaiting the governor's signature. Tonight, we revisited some of those local hit and run cases-- Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell was in Putnam County, and has an update on the 3-year-old child who died Tuesday night. First, Ashley Harding is live in Northwest Jacksonville where a man named Brandon Gentry was killed back in August. Ashley, you spoke to Gentry's family today... they're doing anything they can, to keep his case open... 3 3 her biggest fear is that her son's case will only get colder.She's overwhelmed by not only how many hit and runs JSO is investigating, but also homicides in general. So, that's why she's turning to the internet. 3 00-05 22-27 46-51 1'27"-1'32" 21:18--21:27 "He has a three year old daughter Aleena, who feels that when she gets a little older, she's going to get a ladder and go up to heaven to bring her daddy back home." TRACK Carol Kent shows us a picture of her son Brandon Gentry...with the two most important girls in his life. Life without him has been hard, since he died last August...the victim of a hit and run driver. No one has been arrested.22:32--22:40 "To all those who've lost lives, the fight doesn't just stop when they take their last breath. The fight begins." TRACK For Carol Kent, that fight is about putting a plan to action. By organizing a donation page through GoFundMe-dot-com, she hopes to raise money for a private investigator in the case. 25:59--26:06 "As time goes on, this may turn into a cold case and that's what I'm trying to avoid." "Carol Kent's push for new leads in her son's case come as Governor Rick Scott gets ready to sign one of the state's toughest laws against hit and run drivers. The bill, in part, calls for a mandatory sentence of four years for drivers who leave the scenes of accidents involving deaths." TRACK According to Florida Highway Patrol, so far this year, there have been more than 23-thousand hit and run accidents in the state. 21- hundred in our local counties alone. These include crashes with pedestrians and other vehicles.31:00--31:03 "Hit and run crashes are very important, not only to our area, but also statewide." TRACK Sgt. Dylan Bryan says although these numbers are LOWER than this time in previous years, they're still alarming...and drivers need to realize they're better off staying put.34:16--34:25 3 "Fault in a traffic crash, just may be a civil penalty. For example, just a citation. However, if you leave the scene, then it falls into a different category.It's now a criminal offense." TRACK That's a fact Carol Kent wants people to remember. She also hopes and prays her new online mission will pay off. Until that day comes, she's not giving up.24:36--24:44 "I'm going to stay above and beyond and do whatever I feel I can to fight for justice for him and his girls." Brandon Gentry's case is still an ongoing investigation. To learn more about Carol Kent's fundraising page, you can find a link to it on our website, news4jax-dot-com.Live, AH, CH 4, TLS. 3 Ashley, what about a reward in Brandon Gentry's case? Is there one?