Sharon Louise Mitchell (left) died after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in Surrey. Her daughter Daveen Herman (right) is pleading for the person responsible or anyone with information to come forward. (Photo: Submitted)

Grieving daughter calls on Surrey hit-and-run driver to ‘do the right thing’

Sharon Mitchell, 69, was in her wheelchair when she was struck down in a Newton crosswalk on Oct. 1, 2018

The family of a 69-year-old woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Newton one year ago is again appealing for the driver and witnesses to come forward.

Sharon Mitchell was crossing 138th Street at 68th Avenue in her wheelchair when she was struck in a marked crosswalk on Oct. 1, 2018, at 8:50 p.m. by a southbound car.

Mitchell’s family made a renewed plea for help at a press conference at the Surrey RCMP detachment Tuesday morning. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

“We still have no answers,” her daughter DaveenHerman told reporters. “We still have no answers, we still have no closure. You will never know the pain and suffering your actions have caused our family. You took away our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend from all of us who loved her.”

“Despite all our grief we still have hope that someone will come forward with some answers. I know you couldn’t do the right thing then, but you can still do the right thing now. Please help give our family some peace.”

Constable Richard Wright, of the Surrey RCMP, said investigators have reason to believe there are people in the community with information that could help advance this investigation.

“It can be difficult to come forward, particularly after so much time has passed. While nothing can take away the grief that this family has suffered over the last year, witnesses can bring some comfort to the family by assisting us in solving this case,” he said. “We are also appealing directly to the driver. It’s never too late to come forward and explain your side of events.”

READ ALSO: Family of 69-year-old woman killed in Surrey hit-and-run pleads for information

Police believe the vehicle is a 1995-97 blue-green hatchback vehicle, either a Pontiac Firefly, Suzuki Swift or Geo Metro.

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Daveen Herman and husband Dan. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)



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