Driver still on the loose after hit-and-run that killed woman in north Houston

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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A family is dealing with an unimaginable loss after their daughter hit and killed after her car had broken down in north Houston.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The family of a young woman killed in a deadly hit-and-run has a message for the person responsible: "Man up."

Elizabeth Lizama, 23, was killed June 2 as she walked along Lee Road north of the Beltway. Houston police believe she had left her disabled truck to get help just before someone in a red dually pick up truck hit her and kept going.

"Just slammed into her and sped away. No care in the world to know if the person was OK," Manny Rubio, Lizama's uncle, told Eyewitness News.

"A human being? You can't mistake that. To just leave the body on the ground like that is heartless," said Lizama's stepfather, Eduardo Rodriguez.

Relatives describe the young woman as kind-hearted and generous. A memorial of balloons and flowers marks the spot where she was killed.

Lizama's family is pleading for information. Not knowing who or why adds to the grief. they also have a message for the driver who hit her.

"Man up. Own up. If it was an accident, we can live with that," said Rodriguez. "Face the consequences."

Anyone with information is urged to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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