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Family of pedestrian killed: "We're ready for closure"

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Tracey Wimpy, 43, was a familiar face that would walk up and down Rossville Blvd. Now his daughter, Ashley Wimpy, is waiting for answers after her father was killed last week. 

"I'm always watching down the road, just seeing if my Daddy might be happening to walk by," Ashley said. "It doesn't feel real."

It's been a week since her dad, a pedestrian crossing the street in the 4000 block of Rossville Blvd., was struck and killed. But the Wimpy family says they haven't found closure just yet.

And on Rossville Blvd. is where Ashley says reality hits her.

"I'm about to break down," she said. "I come down here almost every day, just to look."

As countless cars drive by, Ashley fixes the flowers on her dad's makeshift memorial.

"This shows just how much people really did care," she said, pointing out the collection of notes, candles and teddy bears.

But Wimpy's family still has questions. Ashley said she's been "in the dark."

"I don't know if they caught the person who hit him, I don't know anything right now," she said.

Wimpy's son-in-law, Brian Brown, said it's tough standing at the scene of the crash.

"I'm just trying not to picture what happened to him," Brown said. "You can see every mark in the road, every spot he rolled to where he laid."

He said his father-in-law was "one of a kind."

"He always made you laugh," said Brown.

The family says the happy memories will be easier to share once a little bit of closure comes.

"He's been gone for a week and we still have no answers," Ashley said.

"We're ready for closure."

Chattanooga Police have identified the driver in the crash, but no charges have been filed against him. The investigation is ongoing.

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