FHP uses billboard to solicit tips in fatal hit and run
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - New billboards are being erected by the Florida Highway Patrol to help find the people who ran down a man.
Rasheed Wiggins, 39, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in April. Troopers said two drivers who struck Wiggins fled the scene. Now, there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to arrests in this case.
The billboard shows a wedding picture of Wiggins and his wife, Kimberly, who is a former reporter for FOX 35. It also gives a brief description of the two white cars that struck him, one of them being a Toyota Prius. This was the first time Kimberley had been back to Orlando since that devastating crash. She said it was difficult to come back, but she had a strong message for those two drivers.
"I hope that your friends and your family -- that you see that reward and realize it is out there for you -- turn you in, because that's what you deserve," she said. "You have no idea what you've done, the light that you have taken from this world. Rasheed truly was an angel on this earth, and when it's time for those drivers to meet their maker, I promise you, this is one of the first things that will be brought up."
"These families want answers," said Kim Montes with the FHP. "If this was your loved one, you'd want answers too."
About a week after the crash, troopers took in a white Prius after receiving a tip, but after examining the vehicle, they found that there was no evidence to support that it was involved in the crash. Now, they are starting from scratch and seeking the public's help.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.