Troopers look for leads in 2014 fatal pedestrian accident in Lauderdale County

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - In this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report, a Lauderdale County woman was killed while trying to walk across a state highway. It’s been more than a year a half since her death and no one has been brought to justice.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, tragedy struck on Alabama 20 just three miles from the Tennessee state line.

For more than five years, 71-year-old Wilma Darlene Carles walked to her nephew’s hardware store for coffee and conversation.

031016 SACS Darlene Carles WEBThat morning as she crossed the highway, a passing driver struck her. Carles died right there on the pavement. The driver which hit her kept going.

Over the last 18 months, tips have trickled in to the State Troopers who are working the case. However they have not been able to clearly identify a suspect.

Her nephew Randy Yaciw made this plea to the public just hours after the incident.

"I still can`t understand how someone could do that and not stop. It was bad enough finding her, but then find out somebody had just kept going, I just don`t understand it," stated Yaciw.

State Troopers said they would like to give the family some resolution in this case by holding someone responsible. They believe someone watching this, knows the person who drove away.

Anyone with information can contact the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling (256)386-8685.

You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637), in the message type “tip1293” and your information.

Going to the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers Facebook page you can also click on “Submit a Tip.”