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$6,000 reward for info on deadly hit-and-run

Posted at 11:21 AM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-27 23:34:52-05

A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information about a deadly hit-and-run in Wheatfield that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy a week before Thanksgiving.

Ryan Fischer was hit and killed just before 7 p.m. on November 20 while walking with his girlfriend on Kreuger Road, just east of the parking lot entrance to the St. Johnsburg Fire Company. There is no sidewalk.

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His mother is begging the driver to come forward.

"To just not stop and leave a kid in a ditch, laying in a ditch. This is my son laying in a ditch," Lisa Fisher said through tears. "I ache and mourn as a mother, but that poor girl had to watch it all happen. I can't even imagine what she's going through."

A memorial now marks the spot where her 16-year-old son was killed.

"I cry a lot. I'm heartbroken. I'm devastated and it hurts," Fischer said. "The fact that someone can be out there and know they did it and be such a coward about it and not turn themselves in, is just disgusting."

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says they have received hundreds of tips but no arrest has been made. A reward of up to $6,000 is now being offered for info in the deadly hit-and-run.

Deputies say a man in Niagara County who did not know Fischer donated $5,000 for the reward, which was added to a $1,000 reward put up by Crimestoppers. The man said his only wish is that Fischer's family gain some closure this Christmas. He requested to remain anonymous.

Investigators are seeking witnesses, video surveillance, or info on anyone attempting to repair passenger side front end damage to a white or silver vehicle.

"I buried my 16-year-old son. Whatever the consequences you're going to face, face them," Fischer said.

If you have any information, call the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at 716-438-3394 or Crimestoppers at 716-867-6161.