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Hit and run cold case information sought

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Sylvester Police hope you can help them solve a shocking cold case.

In October 2005 a hit and run driver ran down Donna Frier on West Railroad Street.

She suffered in a hospital for six months before she died from her injuries.

The driver was never caught.

Now Sylvester Police are reopening the case and offering a reward in their search for justice.

37 year old Donna Frier was struck by a car October 24, 2005 while walking along West Railroad Street in Sylvester about 8:15 at night. The mother of two was hurled more than 40 feet from where she was struck.

 Frier's older sister Betty Jackson said "The only thing she could remember was looking back and seeing a white vehicle coming toward her. "

Frier suffered numerous broken bones in her spine, hips, and ribs. She spent more than six months in the hospital, and died May 5th, 2006.

Jackson said "It was like she was going to recover. She got back lively talking, and then she just took a turn for the worst."

Three years after her death no one has been charged in the fatal hit and run. Police Chief Alfred Anderson, who came to Sylvester last year, would not let Frier be forgotten.

Chief Anderson said "I feel an obligation, not only to her but to the citizens of Sylvester. That we need to know the truth behind this whole case."

Investigators have re-opened the cold case, and are offering a cash reward for anyone with information about who was behind the wheel when Frier was run down.

soundbite Detective Nathaniel Newton said "No, they don't have to give their name. Just talk to me. I won't ask your name or where you live or nothing like that. Just give me the information and I'll look into whatever you tell me."

Betty Jackson says Frier's family has never had peace since her sister's death, wondering who ran her down that night in 2005.

Jackson said "We would like to know what happened. My Mom would, so there could be some closure."

Sylvester Police are offering a reward for information to help them bring justice for Donna Frier.

If you have any information about the hit and run death in Sylvester in October 2005, you can call Sylvester Police at 776-8500 or 430-7725.

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