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Mother looking for answers after her son was killed in a hit and run crash

Posted at 7:28 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 19:28:18-04

LEE COUNTY — We’re hearing a mother’s plea for answers.

Ten days ago, a man was hit and killed on the side of the road in Lee County, and we still don’t know who did it. His mother, Linda Sorenson, says she just wants the person responsible to come forward.

“I want my son back so bad, but nothing’s going to bring my son back. Nothing," said Sorenson, in a virtual interview Thursday.

Sorenson’s son, 27-year-old Abraham Hepp, was found on the side of Old Olga Rd. around 1:50 a.m. on Monday, September 14th. Florida Highway Patrol doesn’t know how he got there, and neither does Sorenson.

“I even talked to him that night. He said we’re going to go out to the beach, we’re going to have some seafood, have a couple drinks, and I’ll call you in the morning. Well, that phone call never came," said Sorenson.

Sorenson lives in North Carolina, but she says she heard from family that her son drove home that night. She also heard there was a crash.

“I thought he died in the initial accident, and when my family members told me no, he got run over laying in the road, I was just floored," said Sorenson.

Sorenson says she doesn’t want revenge on the person responsible for killing Abraham, she just wants to know what happened in his final moments.

“Really at this point I just want answers. I just want somebody to come forward. I want justice for Abe," said Sorenson.

If you know anything about what happened on the night of September 14th on Old Olga Rd. you can call the Florida Highway Patrol by dialing 347, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 to remain anonymous.