One year after woman dies in hit-and-run, driver still not found - WDRB 41 Louisville News

One year after woman dies in hit-and-run, driver still not found

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It has been one year since a Louisville woman was killed while crossing the road, and the driver has still not been located. 

Monday marks one year since 19-year-old Deniesha Pugh was hit by a car while crossing Broadway near 26th Street. Her body was dragged several hundred feet.

LMPD released pictures of a white Chevy Impala believed to be involved in the hit-and-run.

Family and friends of Pugh gathered Monday night at the scene where they set up a makeshift memorial of stuffed animals, flowers and balloons. A balloon release was also held.

“As the sun is shining, she’s shining. She’s still here with us,” said Darriona Collier, Pugh’s sister who was with her at the time of her death. “We were right here crossing the street. She got hit right here.”

Collier says she, Pugh, and their friend, Destiney Tynes, were walking to a party and had turned around to go back home. Pugh was hit while crossing Broadway.

“I was trying to save my sister at that point. I was trying to do anything I could, at that point, to make sure she was OK,” Collier said. “I wouldn’t think it would be a whole year, and we still wouldn’t have found her killer yet. It’s so sad. It hurts so bad.”

“I go to sleep thinking about it. Wake up thinking about it. It’s just mind-boggling. It’s always on my mind 24/7,” Tynes said.

“People seen it. I mean, nobody’s spoke up. If it was their family, wow, how would you feel?” said William Jackson, Pugh’s father.

Family and friends say Pugh loved fashion and singing. She graduated from Jeffersontown High School, and she was preparing to start classes at JCTC.

“Please just turn yourself in. Ain’t nothing more I can say than turn yourself in. It’s been a whole year. A whole year,” Tynes said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police tipline at (502) 574-LMPD.

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