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Indictment expected after mother dies in hit-and-run while walking with daughter

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We're told the mother and daughter were walking along Anneta Road (KY 259) in Grayson County, just outside Leitchfield. Police say it was almost 8 p.m. when the accident happened so it was dark outside. We're told the mother and daughter were walking along Anneta Road (KY 259) in Grayson County, just outside Leitchfield. Police say it was almost 8 p.m. when the accident happened so it was dark outside.
Jackie Vincent Hayes Jackie Vincent Hayes
GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials are expecting an indictment after a fatal hit and run where a mother was killed in front of her daughter in Grayson County. 

On Jan. 5, police say 47-year-old Jackie Vincent Hayes was walking along Anneta Road with her young daughter when she was struck. The 12-year-old witnessed it all. 

"I just want the truth to come out and justice to be done," Hayes' cousin Lavonda Large said. 

Large says when Hayes was 13, she came to live with her and the two became very close. 

"She was like a child to me. Not just somebody that was somewhat related to me, but she was like a child to me and I have really grieved this situation really hard," Large said. 

She still wonders what exactly happened, how it happened and why. 

Kentucky State Police have been investigating the case and the Grayson County Sheriff's office has been assisting. 

"State police has the suspect's vehicle in their possession. It was examined by the forensic lab," said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins. 

Chaffins says the suspect's car is a red Dodge pickup truck. He says authorities were able to track it down by what was left behind at the scene. 

All evidence and information about the suspected driver will be turned over to a grand jury, according to the Sheriff. 

"We do anticipate an indictment coming out of it," he told WDRB News. 

Authorities have not said when the case will be presented or released the suspect's name. 

Large hopes that with an indictment will come clarity. 

"I don't know the circumstances so I don't want to judge, but I do want the right thing to be done," Large said. "Whatever it is." 

Large says she's also thinking about Hayes' daughter. She says she hasn't been able to get in touch with her since the accident. 

"I would want to tell her that I love her and that everything's gunna be alright," she told WDRB News. 

Hayes' family and friends say the 12-year-old remains in foster care. 

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