Mebane family searches for answers after deadly hit-and-run

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MEBANE, N.C. -- Mebane police are still investigating a deadly hit-and-run accident Sunday.

Christopher Askey, 23, was in a crosswalk in Mebane Sunday evening when someone hit him.

Askey’s parents are desperate for answers.

“It’s OK,” said Scott Askey as he kissed his wife.

His wife Kelly cradled their son’s teddy bear in her arms as it’s one of the only things they have left from him.

"He has always had it was always with him,” she mentioned.

It’s a teddy bear Chris kept with him even after enlisting in the Army reserve several years ago.

The Askeys just moved to Mebane from Pennsylvania a couple of months ago.

"I actually cooked Christopher’s favorite dinner. We had a roast chicken,” Kelly said as she reflected.

Like after of those many Sunday dinners, Chris decided to go out for a walk.

However, a little later both Scott and Kelly noticed something a bit odd on their tracking app.

"[Scott] said, why is Chris in Hillsborough? He just wasn't answering. He wasn’t answering,” explained Kelly.

"Then it popped up at Duke University,” she went on to say.

They would soon discover that their son was brain dead.

"We told him it was OK,” Scott uttered.

“We told him it was OK. It was time, he could go. He didn’t have to hang on,” Kelly said as she cried.

Chris was crossing the road at the corner of North Third Street and West Center Street in Mebane, when he was hit by a vehicle.

The driver kept going, leaving Chris.

While his parents wait for police to find the hit-and-run driver, they take pride that he was an organ donor.

"His lungs and his liver is what they were able to use,” said Kelly.

Mebane police say there have been some witnesses coming forward with information.

However, at this point they don't have a description of the vehicle involved.

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