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Family pleads for justice after hit-and-run death, police release vehicle information

stock image of vehicle believed to be involved in hit and run with Olivia Clark
Posted at 11:13 PM, Jul 26, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — On July 20, 20-year-old Olivia Clark was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Galley and Circle. The driver who hit her never stopped.

The Colorado Springs Police Department released information on the vehicle involved in this incident Monday afternoon. The department said the vehicle that fled the scene after the crash is described as an early 2000s model, silver-colored, Audi All-Road station wagon.

The vehicle should have moderate front end damage. CSPD is asking for help from members of the community in identifying and locating this vehicle. An image of a similar vehicle, but not the actual vehicle involved, can be seen below.

stock image of vehicle believed to be involved in hit and run with Olivia Clark
An image of a vehicle similar to the one involved in the auto/pedestrian hit and run with Olivia Clark.

Her family and friends are asking for anyone who knows what happened to help them get justice. They gathered Sunday evening at the spot where she was hit to light candles and remember her.

For Maria Clark, Olivia's mom, it has already been a tough summer following the loss of her son. That Monday she got an unimaginable phone call.

"The said they were looking for the next of kin," Clark said. "I knew it wasn't good."

Medics rushed Olivia to the hospital after the crash and she was put on life support but did not survive.

For the people she leaves behind it's more than an unspeakable tragedy. It makes them angry.

"She was my best friend growing up," said Jade Jones. "She was obviously hit by a car... and the person did take off."

Her friends and family believe someone knows who is responsible, that someone saw what happened.

"She deserves to lay at peace, and right now, yeah she's at peace but not all of our hearts are," Jones said.

And they have a message for the person who Olivia.

"I hope you rot. I hope you feel the pain that we feel when you're sitting behind bars because you killed an innocent young lady," Jones said.

Maria Clark said she is trying to stay busy, and closure would help put her mind at rest.

"I would think the person who did it... that's going to do nothing but bug you," she said. "She was a beautiful young girl in the prime of her life. Twenty years old."