“They call this roller coaster road,” Officials work to solve deadly hit-and-run

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. - Officials in Seminole County need your help with a deadly hit-and-run.

The victim’s mother is also pleading for anyone with information to come forward.

“You wouldn’t want it to be your child or your family member and not have justice,” said Cheryl Blackwell.

Almost two days after 14–year-old Tanner Blackwell was killed on a road, there have been no arrests and suspects - only adding anger to the heartbreak of losing a child for Cheryl.

“How could you hit someone and leave them, especially a kid?” Cheryl said.

Investigators said it was around 1:30 Sunday morning when it happened.

Tanner was walking down the rural road when he was hit and run over.

The driver didn’t stop.

It was someone in another vehicle who got out and called for help.

“You took him away not just from us but from everyone in this town. You took him away from us for no reason,” Cheryl said.

There’s no reason, but where it happened was no surprise to Rodney Cooper.

He lives on county road 3660, just 4 miles north of Wewoka.

Locals call it by a different name.

“They call this roller coaster road,” he said.

Cooper said it’s common folks speed down on the road and, when the sun goes down, there’s nothing to pierce the dark night.

“It’s just hills up and down. They think they can drive 55 or 60 miles, and it’s too dangerous,” Cooper said.

As Tanner's family tries to cope with losing him, knowing the person responsible is still out there makes it harder.

“Everybody that met Tanner loved him. He had a bright spirit, and he had a big heart as big as the all outdoors,” Cheryl said.

Troopers said they were able to find a few pieces from the vehicle involved out on the scene.

They are asking for the public’s help.

If you notice a vehicle with front-end damage that could be connected, give them a call.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses.

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