Family remembers teen killed in 2014 hit-and-run

Family remembers teen killed in 2014 hit and run

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A family still looking for answers a year after their son was killed in a hit-and-run. Exactly one year ago, 14-year-old Zykeith Harris was hit by a car as he was trying to cross Gordon Highway at Olive Road.

On Monday - the one-year anniversary of Harris' death - family and friends gathered to remember Zykeith.

At a dinner and vigil, family, friends, and neighbors agreed Zykeith always had a smile on his face. All they want now is some answers.

"He was killed April 13, 2014. No one has come up as to this point. And we just want some closure," said Zykeith's mother, Stacey Harris.

"I mean they can go overseas and find anybody who did anything, but they can't find who killed my son," said Darrell Ricks, Zykeith's stepfather.

Questions still linger a year after Zykeith was killed in a hit-and-run, but the vigil was all about remembering the good times people shared with the boy they say was taken too soon.

"He always had joy on him," Ricks said. "Whenever you came around Zy, you would smile. You'd have something to smile about."

"I don't care how mad you were, he always had you smiling," said Maria Ricks, Zykeith's sister. "It's still hard to believe that he's gone."

"He'd wake up every morning and tell me that he loved me, tell me he loved me every day he go to bed, hug me," Harris said. "I miss all of that. All of that was taken away from me."

Even on one of the hardest days, people honored Zykeith's legacy the way he would have wanted, by smiling and sharing all the good memories they have.

"I look in the mirror and I see him," said Zykeith's brother Elvis Scurry. "That's like my twin."

"We all miss him, and we wish he was here, but he is here. He's here with us in our hearts," said Darrell.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said there have not been any new developments in the investigation, and they are still looking for anyone with information.The sheriff's office has an anonymous tip line at (866) 939-5050. You can also call 706-821-1080, or report any information online.

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