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Search for driver continues 1 year after teen killed in hit-and-run

Vigil held Tuesday night to remember 16-year-old Dalton Kuhn

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Family and loved ones came together at a vigil Tuesday night to remember a 16-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run crash one year ago.

Dalton Kuhn was riding his skateboard on State Road 312 in St. Augustine the night of Oct. 10, 2016, when he was hit and killed, investigators said.

An arrest has yet to be made. Dalton's parents, Wendy and Michael Kuhn, said it hasn't been easy knowing the person who hit their son still hasn't come forward. 

Wendy has strong words for the driver that left her son to die. 

"I just want you to say you’re sorry. I just want you to say you made a mistake," she said.

At Tuesday's vigil, loved ones held up signs hoping to spread the word that the investigation is still ongoing. 

"This is the only way this is going to get solved is if somebody says something," B.C. Mentor said. 

For now, Dalton's parents said, they at least hope their son's death will bring awareness and be a wake-up call for drivers.

“We want him to know, or she, to know that his life meant something. It’s not in vain. We forgive you in the sense," Wendy said.

“We believe in accidents, but when you left and you didn’t stop, even if the outcome wouldn’t have been any different, my baby wouldn’t have died all by himself. Somebody would have been holding his hand and we didn’t get that chance," Michael said. 

Family members said they’re not giving up until they get justice.

Anyone with information about the deadly hit-and-run crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477.


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