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Family pleads for help finding hit-and-run driver

Published On: Apr 21 2013 11:21:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2013 12:04:30 PM CDT

Pueblo family grieving after man was hit and killed by a driver while crossing the street.

PUEBLO, Colo. -

A Pueblo family is pleading for the driver who killed its loved one to come forward to police.

Police say on Friday night 56-year-old Jose "Joe" Sisneros was struck and killed by a car as he was walking across East Fourth Street and La Crosse.

"He was a good guy. He was always fun loving. He was always willing to help out anybody. He loved to go camping, fishing. Loved the Broncos," said Corrine Martinez, Sisneros' sister.

Roadside memorials adorn the intersection where Sisneros was killed. The family is making arrangements for Sisneros' funeral. Relatives say knowing who is behind Sisneros' death will bring them closure.

"I don't think anybody could sleep knowing that they killed somebody and it was a mistake," said Isaac Vigil, Sisneros' nephew. "We understand it was a mistake. We all make mistakes. It's just owning up to it and facing it is what's gonna make you live a happier life because you can't live with regret."

Martinez said, "Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself- how could you live knowing you took a life?"

Sisneros was one of five children, the oldest son. He leaves behind two daughters, and an extended family who describes him as a man with a heart of gold.

"We do forgive people for their mistakes," Vigil said. "Just come forward and let us put my uncle to rest."

Police say they do not have a description of the driver or the vehicle. If you have any information, call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.

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