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Police search for hit and run driver who left elderly woman for dead

Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue, Cleveland Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue, Cleveland

"Her kind loving way. She never had a bad thing to or word for anybody."

Sadness fills the halls of a Cleveland apartment complex after residents learn that their neighbor and friend was killed early Wednesday morning. The victim's son was consoled by a grief stricken friend.

"She was a sweet lady," says friend Marilyn Mellot. "She never had a bad thing to or word for anybody," expressed Ella Maekilbane.

81-year old Maxine Lobins loved by many.

The great grandmother and retired art teacher killed by a hit and run driver. It happened just a couple of blocks from where she lived.

Investigators say Lobins left Steak 'n Shake on Lorain Avenue and was trying to cross with her walker in the cross walk when a black van hit her, then took off.

"No way to die for a beautiful lady. I just can't believe it," says Maekilbane.

Now those who knew Maxine best want justice for the woman who touched so many lives. A woman who lost her life at the hands of a heartless hit and run driver.

"It's a terrible thing you did and whoever you are I hope you have the charity in your heart to come and confess because I don't know how you could live with yourself," says Maekilbane.

Investigators are looking for a black van that has front end damage. If you know call Cleveland police.

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