One Year Later, Fatal Hit-And-Run Remains Unsolved

Scott Christensen Was Killed One Year Ago

Monday marks one year since a 24-year-old Virginia man was hit and killed on Highway 100 near Aurora.

A painful anniversary for his family especially because the driver still has not been found. With so few answers about what happened, his mother says it’s difficult to try and heal.

Investigators say Scott Christensen, 24, was hit and killed by a vehicle around 4 a.m. October 2, 2016. The driver of the vehicle has never been found.

“Having all these questions doesn’t give us the chance to get that closure,” said his mother, Rita Licari. “Yeah we probably won’t know everything but something. Anything will help. And we can actually start some kind of process of closure.”

In the last year, Christensen’s family has tried to keep his memory alive, dressing up the way he wanted to for the fourth of July parade. His mother also comes to the Angel of Hope Garden in Virginia in his honor nearly every day.

Family has also raised more than $2,000 in reward money for anybody that can help solve the case.

Licari says she’s not giving up hope his family can get the closure they need.

“I have the rest of my life to deal with it, my family has to deal with it,” said Licari. “His dad, brother, everybody. Not having answers makes it more difficult. We need to start being able to heal more.”

If you have any information about the incident, call 911. A reward fund has been set up for someone who might have information about what happened, more information about that can be found here.

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