LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Police are still looking for the driver wanted in a deadly hit-skip of a Lorain teen, but they may have found the vehicle involved.
On Wednesday afternoon, Lorain Police announced they have impounded a 2008 silver Dodge Avenger as a vehicle of interest in the investigation. No arrests have been made.
In the meantime, a memorial is growing for 17-year-old Jayvian Johnson, who was struck and killed on Monday night. Teddy bears sit at the spot on West 23rd Street between Kelly Place and Reid Avenue, where a car hit Jayvian, then fled the scene.
Surveillance video shows the car's headlights come into view. Jayvian was walking with his girlfriend when the car plowed right into him and never slowed or stopped. Jayvian was wearing earbuds and never heard the car coming. The impact sent the teen airborne, landing on a city street sign. Lorain city workers repaired the sign on Wednesday morning.
Those who know Jayvian say they want justice.
"There's cruel people out there man. It's some cruel people out here. And for them to do that to a child, it just makes it even crueler," said Donald Kimble.
Kimble and other residents on the block are preparing for a memorial Wednesday evening. They plan to gather at the spot where Jayvian was killed.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any additional information should contact Lorain Police at (440) 204-2115.