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Police: Truck that hit 2-year-old found

Family offers reward for information in hit-and-run of 2-year-old
Hit-and-run suspect vehicle Hit-and-run suspect vehicle that is described as a silver 2011-2014 Ford F150, 4x4 Platinum Edition truck with a silver wrap along the rear tailgate
Posted at 5:18 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 12:31:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police found a truck they say was involved in a hit-and-run that injured a 2-year-old girl last week.

According to Officer Frank Magos, an off-duty law enforcement officer spotted the truck near Interstate 19 and Irvington. The Department of Public Safety responded and stopped the truck just before noon.

The next step in the investigation is to identify the driver who hit the 2-year-old. No one was arrested as of 1 p.m. Friday.

Catalina Rodriguez, 2, is currently in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck last Friday.

Police were on the lookout for a silver 2011-2014 Ford F150, 4x4 Platinum Edition truck with a silver wrap along the rear tailgate.

The hit-and-run took place at the crosswalk at W. Irvington Rd. and S. 9th Ave.

The family is also offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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"How do you sleep at night? How do you close your eyes," Alexis Villa, the aunt of Catalina Rodriguez, said.

They are asking the person responsible to come forward.

"What if this was your cousin, your child, your niece, what if it was someone you were related to," Villa said. "You would want that person to step forward and take responsibility for what they've done and that's what we're asking for. Take responsibility for what you've done."

Family and friends will gather this Saturday at 7:00 AM to "Walk for Justice" for Catalina across from the Laos Transit Center, near where the accident took place.