Five years on, no answers in Lucas Shortreed hit-and-run
Five years after Lucas Shortreed was hit by a car and killed while walking home from a party, his family is making a new appeal for information.
No arrests have ever been made in the fatal crash, which took place on Wellington Road 17 near Alma.
“We know that someone in the community knows something about this incident,” Wellington County OPP Insp. Scott Lawson said Thursday.
“We are hoping that the person that is responsible will be brought to justice.”
Police say they believe the car that hit the then-18-year-old was a white Dodge Neon, model year 1995 to 1997.
Shortreed’s family was in attendance Thursday at a media event to bring the case back into the public eye.
“We’d just like to know that the person that did this is not out driving a car anymore,” said mother Judie Moore.
Police continue to receive and follow up on tips from the public.
“They’ve had a lot of rumours that they’ve investigated until they knew they weren’t true,” said Mohr.
“We’re still looking for facts.”
A $50,000 reward has been issued for information leading to an arrest and conviction.