The reward in an unsolved hit-and-run crash that killed a Pasadena teenager last spring has been increased to $15,000, Anne Arundel police announced Wednesday.
New private donations have increased the total reward from $10,000 to $15,000, police said. Most of the reward is offered by friends and relatives of the late Skylar Marion, and $2,000 of the total reward is offered by Metro Crime Stoppers.
Three teens were walking along Mountain Road near Alvin Drive on the night of April 12, 2013 when two were injured after being struck by an SUV.
Fifteen-year-old Skylar Marion was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center while his 13-year-old friend was treated at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Another 13-year-old girl was not injured.
Skylar's heart was transplanted to another Pasadena teenager, Kyle Wilkerson, who suffered from life-threatening genetic idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Friends and families of both boys have held fundraisers for the reward fund and to support Wilkerson in his recovery.
Police said the SUV that struck Skylar is a 1997-2002 Ford Expedition that would have damage to the passenger-side headlight, turn light and possibly the hood, bumper and passenger front-side quarter panel.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or the crash may contact Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 866-7LOCKUP (866-756-2587) or by texting "MCS" plus a message to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters can remain anonymous.