Mother begs for answers one year after daughter dies in hit-and-run

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 15, 2015)-- An Indianapolis family is still searching for the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a 16-year-old girl last year.

On December 15, 2014, Antenia Young was walking with a friend on Franklin Road at E. 34th Street when a car hit her and the driver fled the scene.

She died that same night at the hospital.

Everyday, her mother KhaDeeJa Smith drives past memorial at the site and wonders who killed her daughter.

Police got very few leads after the crime and exhausted all of them. The last description of the car was a dark colored SUV that may be a Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon. It may have a smoke colored cover on a headlight.

"It's very hard, because I know people out her knows what happened to her and nobody's coming forward," said Smith.

What's worse, Smith still hasn't received her daughter's ashes. She hasn't been able to afford them.

The family just recently set up a GoFundMe account to help.

Since Young's death, Smith said the holidays have been difficult. Last year, the funeral was held just two days before Christmas. This year, she's hoping for a miracle.

"We can live, but we can't move forward past not having justice for my daughter."

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