Family makes plea for information in fatal hit and run near 26th and Broadway
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Police say 19-year-old Deniesha Pugh was hit by car near the intersection of 26th and Broadway about 10:30 p.m. and then dragged several blocks. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Tuesday evening, around 200 of her friends and family gathered at the intersection with balloons and flowers to remember the teenager.
“This is really overwhelming,” Pugh's mother Patricia said at the gathering, “It just lets me know how much Deniesha is loved.”
LMPD is still searching for the driver of the vehicle that is described as a white Chevy Impala. Officials say it will likely have front end and windshield damage.
“This person needs to know who it was they took from this world,” Patricia Pugh said. “She was loved by a whole lot of people. She had lots of friends, lots of family.”
On Tuesday, Pugh's family came forward with a plea to the driver of the car.
“We need some closure,” Pugh's aunt said. “She did not deserve this. That's all that I ask is that you turn yourself in because we need closure.”
On Monday, a called to action was made for a door-to-door search and information gathering mission for community members. While that never came to fruition on Tuesday, leaders tell us it could be a possibility on Wednesday.
LMPD is also asking for help in this case and is urging anyone with information in the case; you can call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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