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Family of fatal hit-and-run victim seeking help in search of driver

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 00:26:56-05

PHOENIX — It's been nearly three months since 37-year-old Donald Schnock was killed in a hit-and-run crash but still, no answers.

"He was kind-hearted; he always there to help... anybody who needed it," says his wife, Erica Decker.

The memories are fresh, fueling hope for his wife and children.

"He was an incredibly good father," says Decker.

The hope is that one day the driver is found.

Phoenix police shared surveillance video from the scene near 29th and Roosevelt streets on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.

Watch the surveillance video in the player below.

Hit and run Nov. 7, 2020

The car can be seen moments before impact; then the driver speeds off.

"I mean, I don't know... what happened. There's no closure; I don't know if they were distracted by the phone; I don't know if they were impaired; I don't know why they wouldn't stop. It's hard for me to get any kind of closure or forgiveness," says Decker.

The only information to go off is the vehicle's description: a white Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade, 2010-2017 model.

Fatal hit & run

"I hope that you can put it in your heart to understand that Donald was important. Donald was important to his friends; he was important to his family," says Decker.

Schnock's business partner is helping with the search.

"To the people who may know something, again, this isn't anybody wanting anything more than answers so we can know what happened to our dear friend and loved one," says Grant Flynn, Munich Motors, Schnock's business partner.

Munich Motors has been a big part of Schnock's life and legacy. That legacy will continue to be seen.

"I didn't even get to say goodbye to him; our kids didn't get the chance to say goodbye to him," says Decker.

Up to a $10 thousand reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest or indictment.