Teen victim's family wants arrest in fatal hit and run crash

Teen victim's family wants arrest in fatal hit and run crash

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The family of Julianne Hobbs just celebrated what would have been her 15th birthday without her.

"Just taking it day by day, it's still a big struggle for us though," said Courtney Hobbs, the victim's sister.

Hobbs says her and her family won't rest until the driver who hit and killed her teen sister is held responsible.

"We don't know if she's going to go to jail, we don't know if she's just going to get off free and live a happy life and we're still stuck here without my sister," said Hobbs.

Hobbs is talking about the person of interest in the case, last week Florida Highway Patrol named a 50-year-old DeLand woman, who they say is the owner of the Toyota Corolla that hit and killed Hobbs and injured another 14-year-old girl in March, but no one has been arrested.

"I know they're trying their hardest, I know their trying to get the report together and everything, but it's been six month's... time to get things moving," Hobbs said.

Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says the crash is still under investigation and they're trying to determine if the owner of the car was the person behind the wheel during the crash, since there were no witnesses they have to depend on physical evidence which can take time, Hobbs says she just wants justice for her sister.

"We've already had to go through losing my sister now we have to go through the drawn out process," said Hobbs.

FHP also says there is no law in the state of Florida that allows them to arrest the owner of car simply because their car was involved in a hit and run accident, they say they hope to have the investigation complete  by mid to late October.

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