Searching for Answers: $5,000 Reward in Big Rig Hit & Run Death

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DALLAS -- A deadly hit and run has one family counting on cash to help catch their loved one's suspected killer.

Family attorney Marc Lenehan says they’re  “offering $5,000 through North Texas Crime Commissions and Crime Stoppers program for the identification of the driver.”

It was the Sunday night after Thanksgiving when 51-year-old Carmen Alonzo was driving her parents back from Mexico.

Her family says they stopped on the side of I-35 near Hillsboro because their pickup truck was giving them problems. Things took a tragic turn when Carmen stepped out her truck.

“The 18-wheeler killed Carmen right in front of her parents and it didn't stop,” added Lenehan.

"There's no words," explained Carmen's son, Alfonso Hernandez. "I don't know how to explain it. They're heartbroken."

“We miss her very much,” sobbed daughter-in-law Susan Hernandez. “It's very hard to see my husband go through this."

Lenehan is hoping five grand will encourage someone to come forward with any information.

He also believes that the suspect, “… doesn't even know that he is the driver.”

“It's all consistent that the driver just might have fallen asleep,” added Lenehan.

You know what they say, money talks and in this case, hopefully that will pay for Carmen’s justice.