VIDEO: Family of child killed in hit and run pleads for tips


A grief-stricken family is working extra jobs to raise reward money and pleading with the public for information on a hit-and-run crash that killed a 9-year-old boy on US 183, south of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, in December.

"We're contacting garages, body shops, places like that, asking to see if anybody has brought a car in or seen damage to vehicles. On behalf of the family, we're asking the public, somebody somewhere probably saw something," Lt. Ruben Garcia, of the Texas State Highway Patrol, said Wednesday.

The DPS held a media briefing at a Travis County-owned property less than a mile south of where the wreck happened, on US 183, three tenths of a mile south of Burleson Road.  The crash happened December 7.  The Alonso family's car had been disabled along the road, at approximately 10:30 p.m. when the crash happpened.

The family speaks only Spanish, so state troppers and Alma Lara, a family friend, helped to communicate the Alonsos' message.

"We only know that it was a white truck going the opposite way. Whatever kind of information that you all remember, it's important. It will be anonymous, to help police find out whomever is responsible for this accident," Alma Lara said.

A $3,000 reward is set up for anybody with information that leads to an arrest and indictment.


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