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Jul 20, 2012 1:57 AM

Fallen firefighter's family working to find hit-and-run driver

TUCSON - Friends and family of a Nogales firefighter are working to make sure the community keeps looking for the person that killed him.

Sterling Lytle was hit by an orange Chevy truck on June 28. The driver left the scene. About a week later, the 25-year-old died when the family took him off life support.

"It's still not real," his mother Sarah Lytle Barcelo said. "I keep thinking he's going to get off shift and walk through the door."

She says she cannot grieve her only child's death until they find the driver of the truck.

"You just never know when it's going to be," Lytle Barcelo said, "and it was too soon."

Volunteers are focusing on auto repair shops and near the crime scene.

"It's exhausting," Aftin Chaffee said, "but it's something that needs to be done. We need to bring this guy to justice. What he took from us can never be replaced."

The family is offering a $30,000 reward. They say that amount will not increase.


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