ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The search continues for a semi-truck driver who fatally struck a child in Orange County last week.
The family of 10-year-old Kevin Pope held a press conference on Tuesday morning, as they pled for the public's assistance in identifying the semi-truck driver. Pope's family, including his mother, was in attendance.
Law enforcement is reportedly still working tirelessly to identify the trucking company, the truck, and the driver involved in the incident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is assisting.
FHP is not calling it a “hit and run” because that implies the driver knowingly hit someone and kept going. Troopers say that the driver "may not have felt it or he may have thought he hit the curb.” FHP is also looking for more witnesses and any available surveillance video.
A GoFundMe page has been started to raise funds for Kevin's funeral.