WAKEFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The family of a UMass student who was killed over the weekend inhit-and-run accident is speaking out and pleading for the driver ofthe car to come forward.
Twenty-one year-old Blake Goodman and his friend were ridingtheir bikes on Montague Road in Amherst around 10:30 p.m. onSaturday when they were struck by a car. Goodman was pronounceddead at a local hospital. His friend suffered only minorinjuries.
Now Blake’s family is left devastated and looking forclosure. His father, Robert Goodman, spoke out from thefamily’s home in Wakefield on Sunday, pleading for the driverto have a change of heart and turn him or herself in.
“I don’t know what happened. But the thing I do knowis they left someone who was injured and just took off didn’tstop to see if they can help,” Robert said.
“It’s really sad. It wasn’t his time. Therewas so much to do before he left,” Blake’s sisterClaudia said.
The vehicle police are looking for is a black or dark coloredsedan, possibly a Ford. There should be heavy damage to thepassenger side of the front end, as well as the mirror on the sameside. Anyone with information should call Amherst Police (413)259-3000.