Family and friends of Daniel Ortiz raised $5,000 for information leading to the conviction of the driver responsible for the Feb. 9, 2013 death. Jane Yamamoto reports from Norwalk for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Family and friends of a 20-year-old man killed by a hit-and-run motorist in Norwalk said on Saturday they have raised $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible.
Daniel Ortiz, who played football since he was 4 and played at Norwalk High School, died Feb. 9 when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Studebaker and Foster roads in Norwalk.
He was riding his skateboard home from a friend’s house early that morning.
The driver of possibly a blue Nissan Titan pickup truck was northbound on Studebaker when it hit Ortiz who was in the crosswalk as he headed west on Foster, police said.
Friends and family gathered on Saturday at a makeshift memorial at the location where Ortiz was killed.
Joe Macias, Ortiz’s older brother, had a message for the person responsible.
“You are gonna get caught sooner or later,” he said.