Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News
A hit and run driver killed 21-year old Charayla McMillan one day before she was scheduled to graduate nursing school.
Fort Worth police are asking the public for help to find the driver who hit and killed a young mother, then fled the scene Sunday morning.
Police say Charayla McMillan was struck and killed around midnight on the northbound service road of I-35W in the 8900-block.
Fort Worth police say the car McMillan was riding in stopped because she was feeling nauseous. While leaning out of the car, officers said a pick-up truck hit her and kept going.
"She was just beginning her future," said Michelle McMillan. "She was just beginning to blossom as a lady."
Larry Livingston, the young woman’s father, said the 21-year-old was heading home with her boyfriend and boyfriend's cousin.
“She was just a beautiful person,” Livingston said.
McMillan was scheduled to graduate from nursing school on Monday.
She was also the mother of a one-year old daughter, Calea.
"I just hope whoever done this that they have a conscience," McMillan's mother said. "This could have been their child. They come forward not only they did take my daughter, they took a sister, a grandniece, a granddaughter, a cousin a friend.”
Her parents are now left with the monumental task of telling their granddaughter what type of woman her mother was.
"We pray whoever the driver was please, please do the right thing," Livingston said. "Do the right thing. Turn yourself in."
Police describe the suspect vehicle as a black, possibly 1990's model GM pickup "work truck" with large tires, a toolbox mounted in the bed and louvers on the rear window.