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Surveillance video of car suspected in fatal hit and run on Detroit's east side released

Posted at 10:18 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 14:24:31-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The sister of a man killed last weekend is speaking out, asking for the person who killed her brother in a hit and run on Detroit's east side to turn themselves in.

It was on Morang where 34-year-old Reginald Edwards was hit by a car and eventually died. The driver of that vehicle never stopped.

Reginald’s family is now left hoping someone will come forward with information and help bring them closure.

"I cannot take anymore, so please say something. I’m tired. I’ve got nothing left to give to anybody. I’m tired just tired," Reginald Edwards twin sister Lashawna Hall said.

Hall still can’t believe her brother is gone.

"It’s unbearable pain, you feel like everything is gone, I’m just empty," She said.

Reginald Edwards died after trying to cross Morang near 7 Mile.

"He was bad. Whoever hit my brother did him really bad, they didn’t have to do him like that, they could have stopped," Leshawna said.

Police say, while Reginald was crossing Morang, a car traveling at a high rate of speed hit him around 9:30 Saturday night.

"How do you sleep at night. How do you just leave somebody out in the street like a dog, like they’re nobody," she said.

Officers have released surveillance video of a red car they’re now looking for they believe hit Edwards.

"He was going so fast when he hit him, my brother flew up and came down," Lashawna said.

Reginald leaves behind a girlfriend, kids and a loving family. His sister tells me he lived every day smiling and doing what’s right.

Now, Lashawna is pleading with whoever hit her brother to do what’s right and turn themself in.

"What if it was one of your loved ones. What if it was you. Would you want to be left in the street like that," Leshawna said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page under Reginald Edwards home going.

If you have any information or recognize the vehicle, your urged to call Detroit police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

Remember you can remain anonymous.