Investigators and family are hopeful that tipsters will call in with leads that will help track down the driver. The suspect vehicle, thought to be a 2006 – 2009 Ford Fusion, is being sought in connection with the fatal accident.
According to reports, evidence left at the scene suggests that the bicycle ridden by Veargis was struck with the right front are of the car. The car left behind its passenger-side mirror.
Captain Al Xiques says, “It could be a relative, it could be a friend, it could be a neighbor or maybe a repair shop that’s done some work on a Ford Fusion over the past couple of weeks. We ask that you please come forward.”
A $3,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle.
Veargis, a handyman remembered for his love of family, was on his way home when he was struck. It is unknown how long Veargis was lying in the roadway before he was discovered b a passing motorist.
Charlie Veargis, the victim’s brother, has said that his faith has allowed him to forgive the driver of the vehicle who left the scene. It is that faith that allows him to hold on to the hope that the driver will come forward.
Authorities, along with the family, are urging anyone with information about the vehicle or the driver to come forward. The accident occurred on December 12, 2014, in the southbound lane of University Drive, shortly after 4 a.m. Anyone with information is urged to call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200, send an email to [email protected], or call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.