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Killeen Family Seeking Identity of Hit-and-Run Driver

The family of a Killeen man fighting for life after being hit by two cars last week is pleading with one of the drivers to come forward.

28-year-old Kelley Johnson and his fiance, Tonika Jones, were crossing the road in the 1600 block of South Fort Hood Street on the evening of Monday, October 30 when they were hit by a car. The driver sped away, and a second driver who did not see Johnson in the roadway hit him a second time.

KWTX’s Chelsea Edwards reports that Johnson, who remains in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, had to have a leg surgically removed from the hip down as a result of his injuries. His family have come forward to ask the driver who didn’t stop why, and to plead with them to cooperate with investigators.

“Why didn’t you just go somewhere and make a call to get him help?”, Johnson’s mother, Shonda Jackson, asked. “How could you hit somebody and just keep going and sleep at night?”

Johnson’s sister, Amber, asked the unidentified driver for the chance to forgive him or her and pray for them as they pray for Johnson and his children.

Meanwhile, Johnson’s fiance remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Police are looking for a red or maroon, early 90’s model Toyota or similar sedan with a missing headlight.

Anyone who may have information about the car, the driver, or the crash is asked to contact police at (254) 501-8830.

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