Family’s powerful message for hit-and-run driver who killed 14-year-old

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CLEVELAND-- With tears flowing down their faces, members of Chelsea Hill’s family grab each other’s hands for strength, as they begin praying, asking God for answers and closure.

“Whoever did this to my baby, come forward, so we can have closure and justice,” said Annette Hill, Chelsea’s mother.

Cleveland police say the 14-year-old was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver around 1 a.m. May 25 at the intersection of Carnegie and East 40th.

Security video from the area shows the car police believe struck the girl. Police say the dark-colored vehicle that struck Chelsea would have noticeable damage to the right front area, specifically to its headlight and fog lamps.

The young teenager had run away, but her mother and entire family never stopped looking for her.

“I miss hugging her, and now I can’t because she’s gone,” said Melissa Nance, Chelsea’s aunt.

Her mother believes she was on her way back home the night she was hit by the car.

Annette and her family have already forgiven the driver.  “When we pray, we pray for forgiveness,” Annette Hill said. “We just want justice for my baby.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Cleveland Police Accident Investigators at 216-623-5290.

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