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Hit and run victim’s family speaks

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The woman police say is the suspect in a deadly hit and run is behind bars tonight.

Chesterfield Police arrested 41-year-old, Jacquelyn Wrench and charged her with felony hit and run in the death of 43-year-old, Daryl Rowe.

Police say she killed Rowe while he was walking along Jeff Davis Highway just before midnight Friday night.

His family says they still have many unanswered questions. But they say today's arrest at least gives them some closure.

Claretha Rowe clings to a picture, one of the last one's she has of her son.

"Daryl was a person that would do anything for anybody," she said. "If he had 50 cents and you wanted it, he'd give it to you. If you needed a shirt and he only had one shirt on, he'd give it to you."

Now she's trying to figure out what happened.

She doesn't know why Daryl was walking more than four miles away from his Southside home.

She also wants to know how someone could drive off after hitting her son.

"I would ask her, why, why, why leave someone in the street for whatever reason like some kind of animal or something. He wasn't a deer, he wasn't an animal, he was a human being," she said. "Why did you leave him there?"

Chesterfield Police thinks they've found the person responsible. They arrested 41-year-old, Jacquelyn Wrench late Saturday.

Claretha says the arrest brings closure, but it doesn't ease the pain of losing a loved one.

"It doesn't make it any easier. When a mother loses a child, a father for that matter, it's not easy. It's not easy to think you're not going to see that child again," said Rowe.

The Rowe family has had to deal with a lot of heartache. Daryl's son was killed in a freak accident two years ago. He was only 20 years old. 

Police say the investigation into this crash is not over yet. If you saw anything Friday night, you're asked to call crime solvers at 748-0660.

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