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Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay, as well as punter Pat McAfee, announced Monday that they would add to the reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in a deadly Boone County hit-and-run.

Irsay has pledged $10,000 and McAfee has added $5,000.

Authorities are seeking information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck and killed Anita Wernsing, 78, in late November.  Wernsing was leaving Mt. Tabor Primitive Church in the 7000 block of South State Road 267 when she was hit by a dark SUV traveling northbound on 267.

“(It) means everything to us that the Colts and Jim Irsay would donate money to try and help us find somebody,” said Chelsea Stovall, Wernsing’s granddaughter. “It’ll be a happy day for us when they do catch the person who did this, just because they’ll get exactly what they deserve and then we’ll have closure finally.”

Detectives said they found two vehicles that were in the area before the crash, as well as vehicle parts found at the scene that have now been sent to a lab for analysis.

“Everybody has a mother and a grandmother and that’s what this woman was,” said Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell. “She was a mother and grandmother to some good Boone County people.”

Police have asked anyone with information on the case to call them at 765-482-1412 or send the department an email at: tips@co.boone.in.us.