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Family pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward
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NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A family is pleading for anyone with information in their father's death to come forward.

Francisco Martinez, 73, died Halloween night after he was struck by a truck as he was attempting to cross the street.

North Las Vegas Police have released surveillance video in hopes someone will recognize the truck that hit him.

"He's going to be missed," said an emotional Gabriela Cervantes, the victim's daughter.

Surveillance video just released by the police shows the seconds leading up to when a pickup truck struck Martinez as he crossed at the 3300 block of Lake Mead Boulevard on October 31, 2014. 

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Police said it took several weeks to obtain the video from a convenience store.

"After we were able to obtain it, for obvious reasons, we needed it to go through the editing process and make sure we captured the pertinent information in there," said Aaron Patty, North Las Vegas Police Department.

"Just trying to find some peace for my family right now," said Frank Martinez, the victim's son.

After watching the video, Frank is trying to come to terms with what happened.

"We all have to take responsibility for what we do, driving or walking across the street, he said. "It's life and you never know what's going to happen."

The family isn't placing blame anywhere yet. They know their dad was not in a crosswalk. They want to hear the driver's side of the story before coming to any conclusions.

Investigators don't have many leads and are hoping the video can help them find the driver and bring closure to the family.

"Just do the right thing basically, you know, and just let's close this chapter," said Frank Martinez.

"I just want someone to say something, I believe he should get justice," Cervantes said.













Investigators are looking for a dark-colored truck that was heading west. 

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police Department at (702)633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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