PASADENA, Md. (WJZ)—The search is on for a hit-and-run driver that hit a group of Pasadena teens, killing one.
Monique Griego has reaction from the boy’s heartbroken family.
Skylar Marion, 15, was walking with two other teens along a stretch of Mountain Road when a SUV hit them from behind. Now his father is pleading for help in finding the driver who hit his son and took off.
Marion was just making a quick trip to the corner store last Friday when around 9:30 p.m. a SUV struck the 15-year-old and his friend as they walked along Mountain Road in Pasadena. The driver didn’t stop.
“I don’t know if they were texting or if they were drunk,” said Mike Marion, victim’s father. “Who hits something and just leaves? That’s a complete coward.”
Mike Marion spent several days by his son’s side at Shock Trauma before the Chesapeake High School ninth-grader died Monday.
“I’m raising three kids by myself, but now I only got two left because of this coward,” Mike Marion said.
Police are now on the hunt for the driver, who’s believed to be in a 1997-2002 Ford Expedition.
“That vehicle may have sustained some serious damage on the front end passenger side,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.
Neighbors say over the years, the stretch of road where the accident happened has seen countless accidents and dozens of fatalities.
“It’s horrible. It’s horrible on the Mountain Road,” one neighbor said.
They want something done to make it safer.
“There’s no sidewalks. Why don’t they have some sidewalks?” another neighbor said.
While Skylar Marion’s family agrees changes are needed, their main focus is finding the driver.
“The child was walking on the grass. It’s the person who swerved off the road and hit a child and then left,” said Dawn Caley, victim’s aunt.
Mike Marion made a personal plea to the community for help.
“Put $20-30 in the gas tank and go look. See if you can find any kind of damage,” he said. “That would be the best thing to do for Skylar. Find his murderer.”
District leaders say Chesapeake High School had counselors at school to help teachers, students and staff who needed it.
The second teen hit was treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries. Anne Arundel County Police are asking anyone with any information to call them.