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LMPD watching auto body shops for suspects in fatal hit and run

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Police relieved images of the white Chevy Impala leaving the scene. The driver never stopped. Police relieved images of the white Chevy Impala leaving the scene. The driver never stopped.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's been dozens of leads in a fatal hit and run, but still no arrest after almost two months. Now, LMPD is trying something different to solve the case.

It happened fast, but Darriona Collier still relives it every single day.

"We were all crossing the street and was all laughing and stuff and we were like 'come on, Deneshia' looked back and it just happened so fast," Collier said.

In late June, Collier was crossing west Broadway with family and friends when her 19-year-old sister, Deniesh Pugh, was hit by a car and killed.

"Every night before I go to sleep, I just picture what she had on -- everything and how the car hit her," she said.

Police relieved images of the white Chevy Impala leaving the scene. The driver never stopped.

"We are very confident, based on witness statements that is a Chevy Impala -- late 2000s -- and the pedestrian was struck from the front so it should be front end damage to the hood, bumper and most likely the windshield," said Lt. Joe Seelye, commander of LMPD's Traffic Unit.

After working dozens of leads with no arrests, police are now turning their attention to local body shops.

"We know that people can go get cars fixed we reach out to any of the dealers or body shops to see if they've seen this type of vehicle in and that helps us in these cases," Lt. Seelye said. 

He says detectives have worked every lead in the case.

"The community has done a fabulous job in giving us tips and information pertaining to this case."

Collier said she believes there will eventually be an arrest, but until that happens, she finds comfort in a makeshift memorial at the corner of 26th and Broadway where it happened.

"I walk by there every single day, it is not one day that I don't go by there," said Collier.

If you have any information about that white Chevy Impala, you can call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

More: LMPD releases images of white Chevy believed to be involved in fatal hit-and-run

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