Family of hit and run victim seeks justice

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Three and a half years ago, 36-year-old Shelly Bailey was killed in a hit and run accident. Police ruled the accident a homicide but have been unable to track down those responsible.

Crime Stoppers and her family are hoping to change that.

Bailey’s family was hard at work just days before Christmas, passing out flyers in search for answers in the deadly hit and run that killed their loved one on May 25th, 2011.

“We want justice today. We are going to put out as many fliers as we can. The case is going nowhere and we need more information on it,” said Bailey’s sister Cristi Wade.

According to police, Bailey was riding in the front passenger’s seat of a car when an unknown driver ran the pair off the road on West Third Street. Bailey died at the scene.

Police later recovered the car used in the crash, but have been unable to find the driver responsible.

“She has five children from ages 21 to 12 and they need this as a Christmas gift. This would be a great Christmas gift for the kids and the family,” Wade said.

The family handed out hundreds of flyers, walking door to door, placing them on mailboxes, car windshields, and even in local businesses, all in hopes someone will come forward with new information.

“They owe me, my brothers and sisters. They owe us that. They just need to come up and confess,” Bailey’s daughter Kelly said.

The family is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Bailey’s death. And Crime Stoppers is as well, so call 222-7867. You can also anonymously submit your tip via text or email. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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