$2,500 reward for Cheltenham hit, run suspect

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January 25, 2014 9:34:07 PM PST
A grocery shopping trip turned deadly for a mother from Montgomery County. Loved ones are asking for your help finding the driver who ran her over and took off.

Darion Paul remembers his wife fondly.

"Sweet, dear, easy to talk to, kind of person you could never stay mad at, you know we barely argued at all," said Darion Paul.

On Sunday, October 27th, Darion, his wife, Judy, and their daughter had just finished a shopping trip at the ShopRite on the 8200 block of Ogontz Avenue in Cheltenham Township.

It was 8:40 p.m. when the trio started crossing the street.

"My daughter crossed the street, and I went over because she sort of ran over, but there were no cars so I crossed the street and I turned around and Judy was crossing," said Paul.

And that's when Paul says a car slammed into her.

"He was going so fast when he hit her she went up in the air and came down and hit the ground," he said.

The driver fled the scene. Paul's wife died a week later from her injuries.

"We are looking for a 2004-2008 dark slate colored Nissan Maxima. The vehicle lost its passenger side mirror in the collision, and we were able to recover that in the scene," said Sgt. Jesse Tyler.

Police say the Pauls did not use the signalized crosswalk, and they aren't the only ones.

"It's there we just can't seem to get people to walk the extra 30 feet down to the cross walk and use it, they're not willing to wait for the red light," said Sgt. Tyler.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $2,500 reward from AAA Mid-Atlantic for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

You can call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.


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