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Mom of teen killed in hit-and-run: 'I feel broken'

Police search for truck after Dalton Kuhn, 16, found dead off SR-312

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Family and friends gathered at a vigil Thursday evening to remember a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run crash earlier this week in St. Augustine. 

Dozens came together to light candles, tell stories and remember Dalton Kuhn at Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Park. They also pleaded for someone to come forward with information.

“I feel broken that somebody could leave a 16-year-old child alone on the side of the road and they could have stopped," said Wendy Kuhn, Dalton's mother.

Wendy Kuhn said her son was senselessly killed and she wants justice. 

"The last text I got, you know, he was on his way. And unfortunately, someone didn't give us the chance to hold our son and say that 'I love you. We are going to be with you.' Whether he was going to live or die, you didn't give us the chance to say I love you," she said. 

The funeral service for Dalton will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the boy's body was found Tuesday morning along the side of State Road 312 near Plantation Island Parkway.

Investigators said they believe they teen was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday night.

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"I thank the community. I thank the sheriff's office. I thank the city police. They are doing a great job informing people," Wendy Kuhn said. "If somebody can remember something, the traffic was too heavy, they might be able to find the guy or girl."

Police said they are looking for a 2003 to 2007 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra (similar to one pictured) that is missing a black passenger-side mirror and may have damage to the right side of the truck.

Anyone who sees the truck or knows where it is is urged to call St. Augustine police at 904-825-1070 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477.