UPDATE: Family of man killed in hit and run speak out

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Family of victim talks to 3TV
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SCOTTSDALE - For most people it is just too much to even imagine when a loved one leaves for work and never comes home.

One Valley family is dealing with that brutal reality. They are not only dealing with the reality that someone crashed into their loved one and killed him but they are also trying to figure out how that someone could do it and then just leave him as he died.

Jackie Kent still holds the roses her dad bought her mother on Friday. Just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning Jackie's father, 49-year-old Gus Nowe died in a hit and run accident. He was on his way to work as a chef at the Radisson in Fountain Hills.

Nowe was stopped at a light on Shea and Hayden when police say a 29-year-old man driving a truck plowed into the back of Gus's Nissan.

Police say the man accused of hitting him, identified as William Rodman went home after fleeing the scene. Police also say Rodman even had his truck towed to his apartment after it broke down blocks from the crash. Police arrested him there the same night.

The only hope his daughter still clings to, she says, is "I hope he's with his dad and happy and he's watching my mom." She hopes the man accused of killing him is sorry, too.

Police tell 3TV they used clues left at the scene that led them to believe the suspect's car would not be driveable for very long so they started calling tow truck companies and that is how they found the suspect.