Police ID make, model of car in fatal hit-and-run
Police say driver caused crash that left 3 dead
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police have released new information in their search for the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash that left three people dead. The incident happened on the north side near the intersection of Duval Station Road and North Main Street.
Two of the victims' fathers spoke to News4Jax for the first time. The families are still reeling from what happened. A memorial near the crash site is dedicated to the victims.
"He was a good kid," said Greg Cassani. "Someone who loved to laugh and smile, had a great time, loved life, lived life."
Their families are begging someonewho knows something to come forward.
"Man, it's been like a little hell," said John Carlisle Sr. "I mean, I don't know how to explain it."
Carlisle said he's still learning to live without his son.
"The littlest things, I mean, it's like a little something inside," he said. "You touch it the right way and you break down into tears. I mean, you try to keep it in check, but it's hard to do...If you look on his Facebook wall, all you'll read is, 'his smile, his smile, his smile.' Always making other people happy."
"Honestly, it's still in shock," Cassani said.
Cassani's son, Kyle, and Carlisle's son, Curtis, were killed March 6. Alison Bushey was also killed in the incident.
The victims were driving on Duval Station Road in the early morning hours when another car slammed into them. Investigators say their BMW then hit a tree and burst into flames.
The driver of the other car took off.
"We just want that person to come forward and just say what happened," Cassani said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released new witness information on a vehicle description. They're looking for a silver, late-model Ford Fusion, possibly driven by a white man.
Investigators said the car was last seen on the north side, driving toward the airport.
The two fathers said they're not mad at the person responsible, they just want answers.
"I’m personally not angry," Carlisle said. "I mean, I miss my son. I hurt deeply for my loss, for my family's loss. But in regards to the person, I think it was a very cowardly act. I cannot help but think that. I do understand that they're probably, I would hope, that they're terrified. But I don't know. I could have never left that scene."
"(I'm) just angry that I lost my son," Cassani said. "We know that person knows the involvement that they have and that they need to come forward and give the information of what happened on that early evening."
Anyone with information on the Fusion or its driver is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
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