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Mother of victim in fatal hit-and-run crash in Newburg offering $10,000 reward for info

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Maguerite Malone, the mother of the victim, keeps a blanket with her daughter's face on it close. Maguerite Malone, the mother of the victim, keeps a blanket with her daughter's face on it close.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The mother of a U.S. Army veteran who died in a hit-and-run crash back in April is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Monedria Malone, 35, was killed in the hit-and-run on the morning of Thunder Over Louisville. It happened at the corner of Indian Trail and Unseld Boulevard in Newburg. Since then, Louisville Metro Police detectives have responded to several leads, but they've all resulted in dead ends.

"Our lead investigator on that case actually went back, during that same time and was actually able to track down some of the people that had driven through that area," said Sgt. William Patterson with LMPD's Traffic Unit.  "There's just no new information that they were able to give us."

Maguerite Malone, the mother of the victim, keeps a blanket with her daughter's face on it close. She says in a Facebook post that she's offering the $10,000 reward in the hopes that someone will step forward.

"I figured if they really need the money, here is an easy way," she said. "It's just a phone call."

The driver left the scene, but LMPD said he left a lot of evidence behind, including the make and model of the car. The department even has a picture of it -- a dark Nissan Rogue, 2011 to 2014.

Nearby surveillance cameras captured images of the car right before the crash.

"The vehicle in question was traveling westbound on Indiana Trail," Patterson said back in May.

Patterson said the driver got out of the car and talked to a witness, who was able to provide a description.

"A black male of African descent with a pretty decent, heavy accent," he said.

Maguerite Malone is still hurt, grieving and disappointed, but she says she's also willing to forgive.

"I hope he will turn himself in," she said. "But I can't forgive someone that I don't see."

If you have any information about the case, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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