Parents Struggle For Answers Year After Son's Death 2-09-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Parents Struggle For Answers Year After Son's Death 2-09-2011

Reported by Alan Frio
HARTSVILLE, Tenn.
The one-year anniversary of Nathan Denham's death has been tough on Chrissy and Marvin Denham. About all they can ask for now is closure, they said.

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"I don't think anything would bring Nathan back. Closure would help," said Chrissy.
Their 7-year-old son was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver the night of Feb. 9, 2010. It happened in front of a Hartsville church on River Road, after Nathan was leaving a Cub Scout meeting with his father. A trash can had blown onto the street. Nathan went to put it back on the sidewalk.
His father said he remembers that night well.
"That trash can was empty. It was bigger than he was," said Marvin.
A pickup truck was seen speeding up River Road -- the driver hit Nathan without stopping. His father witnessed it all.
"It was my boy. I hollered. I picked him him up, and I carried him to the hospital across the street. I think about it a lot," said Nathan's father.
Nathan's mother works as a teacher's aid at the elementary school Nathan attended. She said it brings her some comfort.
"I picture Nathan in his classroom and wonder what he would be doing," said Chrissy.
The Denhams said there is never a time when they don't think of Nathan.
"He was a good boy. We look at pictures of him, and they bring back good memories," said Marvin.
There is a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Nathan's death. Anyone with information or possible leads is asked to call the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department.



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