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Family pleading with driver to come forward after deadly Wheatfield hit-and-run

Posted at 11:34 PM, Dec 02, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-27 23:34:52-05

The mother of a North Tonawanda teenager is still coming to terms with the loss of her son.

Ryan Fischer becomes part of a growing statistic around Western New York. Fischer is another teenager who was  left to die on the side of another road. The driver took off without a care.

His mother is begging for 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.

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.

While she just buried her oldest son, his killer walks free.

"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," Fischer said.

Ryan was with his girlfriend about 7 p.m., on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. The couple was walking together in the shoulder of Krueger Road, in Wheatfield. There wasn't a sidewalk. The car struck Ryan and nearly hit his girlfriend.

"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," Fischer said.

The Niagara County Sheriff's office says Ryan's girlfriend has been helpful in the investigation. They've received hundreds of tips and have followed up on each of them. Still, there hasn't been any arrest.

"What it's allowing us to do is rule some of the vehicles out, and we're keeping track so that way we're not hitting the same vehicles more than once," said Captain Greg Schuey.

Now all investigators and the family need is for the driver to come forward.

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

Detectives are looking for a white or silver passenger car. It will have damage in the front.

A reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at 716-438-3327.