Family of hit-and-run victim Oscar Veliz seeks justice 2 years after accident
HEMPSTEAD - The family of a hit-and-run victim is seeking justice for the teen who was mowed down and left to die.
It has been two years since 16-year-old Oscar Veliz was struck while riding his bike on Clinton Street in Hempstead. The driver never stopped and hasn't been caught.
The Veliz family placed flowers at a makeshift memorial near the accident site Sunday. They say they want justice, and they're not going to stop until they find who's responsible.
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The family says multiple people saw the accident. The car is described as a gold Camry.
Yolany Veliz, the teen's mother, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the driver.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.