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this was on a local florida forum.



Lakeland Police searching for van in hit-and-run
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Mead died early this year.
Steven Mead loved his motorcycle. He was even part of a Christian motorcycle club.

The last time he rode it was December 22, when a van ran a red light at New Tampa Highway and Airport Road and smashed into Mead. The 44-year-old Mead died about two weeks later.

<U>The driver and several other Hispanic males discarded the van and ran away.</U>

"That's what hurts more than anything, that they ran," said Mead's father, Robert. "They didn't stay and help."

The Chevy van was registered to Hernandez Meliton in Colorado. But authorities have no idea of his whereabouts. All their leads have been dead ends.

On Thursday, Lakeland police officers stopped traffic on New Tampa Highway to hand out fliers about the case, hoping someone may have seen something that leads them to the driver and the other men.

"We're confident that someone here saw what took place and saw who was driving the van and could possibly lead us to that person," Sergeant David Shiver said.

Mead's mother, Sandy, said finding that person is a long shot, but the suspect will face justice one way or the other.
Police hope passing out fliers will lead to a break in the case.


"That person is going to pay either here or when he meets his maker," Mead said. "I can't imagine anyone would want that on their conscience when they die."

But police are hoping distributing the fliers will mean justice now and extra motivation for someone to come forward.

The flier includes a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

If you have any information, call Polk County Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-TIPS (8477).
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link to story.
http://www.baynews9.com/conten....html
 
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Re: R1 Steve Mead - Gone but not Forgotten. HIT/RUN Story (oneducs)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by oneducs »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"I can't imagine anyone would want that on their conscience when they die."

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This is the sad part ........ so many people don't have a conscience. The only thing that matters to the pricks that did this is that they got away.
 
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