Family seeking justice for hit-and-run victim

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SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- Friends and family of a teen killed by a hit and run driver gathered for a vigil Tuesday night not far from where he was hit.

Giovanni Saucedo, 18, was hit Sunday night while he was riding his skateboard on North Gantzel Road just south of Chandler Heights Road in the San Tan Valley.

The teen was thrown 15 feet, his broken skateboard found near the road.

Pinal County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the crash. A witness told them the driver never even slowed down, instead they took off.

At this point investigators do not have much to go on, just a vehicle described as a white SUV, possibly a GMC make, with front-end passenger side damage.

"It's horrible. I don't know how someone can still like not turn themselves in, knowing that they have killed another person," Avangelic Saucedo said. Avangelic is Giovanni's younger sister.

Tuesday night friends and family gathered for a vigil to say their goodbyes and celebrate a life cut short.

"Lost a very good person; he had the biggest heart," Avangelic said.

All of those who loved him want the same thing: to find out who did this and to see them held accountable.

In the meantime they are taking comfort in the fact that Giovanni will live on through others, since the teen was an organ donor.

"He is living through these people," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Communications Center at 520- 866-5111.