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Family of 18-year-old killed in crash renew plea for community’s help to find suspect

The family of Debbie Nelson, the 18-year-old pregnant woman who was killed in a hit and run crash on March 9, 2021 in Indio, are renewing their calls for the public to help them find the suspect responsible for causing the crash.

Family of Debbie Nelson

Family members of the woman were out at the site of the crash Sunday morning to celebrate her birthday, which is on Thanksgiving.

Memorial set up for Debbie Nelson

They continue to ask the community to send in any information that could lead to the person responsible for the deadly crash.

Nelson was the passenger of a Dodge Dart that crashed at around 8:30 a.m. on March 9, 2021 right in front of the Winchell's Donuts store on Monroe Street, north of Highway 111.

The driver of the vehicle, described only as a man, ran away before police arrived.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Indio Police Department at 760-391-4057.

Stay with News Channel 3 for more updates on this tragic case.

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Jennifer Franco

Jennifer Franco is the weekend anchor/weekday reporter for KESQ News Channel 3


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