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Raleigh family seeks info in 2013 hit and run death

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Dwight Smith Sr. and Sharon Hartsfield are still looking for answers in their son's 2013 hit and run death. Dwight Smith Sr. and Sharon Hartsfield are still looking for answers in their son's 2013 hit and run death.
Raleigh Police handed out this flyer on Sunday. Raleigh Police handed out this flyer on Sunday.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Raleigh Police and a grieving family are still looking for clues in a hit and run death from last summer.  Officers passed out informational flyers on Sunday, marking one year since 26-year-old Dwight Emory Smith was found lying on South Pettigrew Street.  Police say Smith had been hit by a car.  The driver of the vehicle took off.  Smith was pronounced dead a short time later at Wake Med.

On Sunday, Smith's family gathered at the scene, wearing t-shirts that read "Justice for Dwight."  His parents said the tragedy still hurts.

"The thing is, we don't know what happened," Dwight Smith Sr. said.  "We don't know what happened and that's what hurts the most."

"I don't want him to be left in the road to die like a dog, just run over and just let him die like that," Smith's mother Sharon Hartsfield said.  "We need answers.  We need closure.  Anybody, no matter how small you think it is, it still could lead to something big."

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or go to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters can remain anonymous and there could be a cash reward.

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