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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The family of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning is begging the driver who hit her to come forward.
The incident took place on northwest 3rd avenue and 54th street about 2:30 a.m.
The victim has been identified as Takesha Shawanna Hayes, 39.
Hayes’ family says she suffered from multiple sclerosis and was going to meet her boyfriend when a driver slammed into her.
Hayes died on the scene.
“This is too much, I want my big sister back; now she’s gone,” sobbed Kendra Broomfield.
Sharon Sweeting, Hayes’ Aunt told CBS 4’s Maggie Newland she just wants the driver to turn him or herself in.
“Whoever you are, please come back,” she pleaded. “I’m grieving too much. Please please help us mend our hearts.”
Hayes leaves behind two daughters, ages 17 and 6. Her older daughter will graduate high school in the spring.
Police say hit and run crashes are happening much too often. Detectives are gathering evidence in this case and police say there may be surveillance video showing the car that hit Takesha Hayes.
“There’s a message that we want to send out,” said Officer Kenia Fallat with the Miami Police Department. “Most definitely we’re onto you. We have some information but it’s just best that he or she turn themselves in.”
Hayes’s family also has a message for the driver.
“I pray that you turn yourself in and don’t do this to anyone else because what happened is not fair,” said Broomfield.
Sweeting added, “Please come back and have compassion. Turn yourself in.”
Police are asking if anyone has information on this case, please call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.