$10K Reward Offered for Arrest in Deadly Tow Truck Hit & Run

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for an arrest and conviction in the hit-and-run death of a 33-year-old woman.

The family of Theresa Pozzi made the announcement during a vigil at their home in South Philadelphia. She would have turned 34 on Saturday.

Pozzi was killed back on Dec. 23, 2014 after she was struck by a dark colored, older model Ford pickup or tow truck along the 8100 block of State Road in Northeast Philadelphia.

The truck suffered damage to its left front end after hitting Pozzi as she crossed the road, police said. Witnesses said she was thrown as far as 100 feet after being hit. She later died at the hospital.

"It hurts me to the point that not only did they kill my daughter, but they killed me," Pozzi's mother, Anna, told NBC10 as she sobbed. "They took a part of me that I can never get back again."

Police did recover a headlight lens that allowed them to narrow down the make and and age of the truck. But they are still asking for the public's help in finding the driver.

"How could you be so cold and so heartless that you can do that and drive away," the mother asked angrily. "Obviously you didn't have a guilty conscious because you didn't come forward."

A $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest or conviction. The information must be presented before the end of March for the full reward, according to the family.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police tipline at 215.686.TIPS.

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