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$10,000 Reward Offered for Tips in Hit and Run

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PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) -

A Warrick County family is offering a $10,000 dollar reward for any tips that might lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person who ran over and killed 64-year-old Kenny Derr.

Kenny Derr was hit while changing a tire with his brother on Interstate 64 in Perry County, near St. Croix on August 22nd.

Indiana State Police recovered a blue paint chip they have linked to a General Motors plant, and believe the suspect was driving either a 2003-2004 Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana, or Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Kevin Derr, Kenny Derr's son, says grieving peacefully has been difficult.

"I've hit possums with semis and felt it, I can't imagine that somebody would hit a grown man with a minivan and not know it. They ran over him, they had to have felt it," Kevin says.

Police believe whoever ran over Kenny Derr, might have crossed over the rumble strip long before hitting Kenny.

Kevin Derr says, "Hit dad straight on, and never swerved back out, just kept going down and gradually came over and never put his brake lights on or made an attempt to stop."

Kenny was also survived by four grandchildren.  Kenny's daughter, RaGina Hudson, says it's hard for them also to come to terms with the fact that someone killed their grandfather and didn't stop to help.

"We discuss that a lot, what kind of person this might have been, what they were dealing with, are they old, are they young, were they ill, was it a mom who had babies in the car, who was just maybe distracted carrying for her kids," RaGina says.

Indiana State Police have followed up on more than one hundred leads, if you have any information call (317) 921-5396

RaGina says, "Just to be able to move on, just to get this solved, completed and put behind us so we can move with our quality of life and good memories we have."

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