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Montgomery County Family Searches For Answers After Daughter’s Death

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UPPER PROVIDENCE, Pa. (CBS) – Kristy Bender’s parents are still waiting for her to come home.

“It’s not real to us,” said Kathy Bender, Kristy’s mother. “It can’t be real.”

But they know they will never get to see her again.

“I always wanted a little girl,” said Bender, “and I had one. And now I don’t.”

The 26-year-old was walking along a narrow stretch of Township Line Road in Upper Providence Township. She was going home from her job at Kohl’s Wednesday afternoon, when police say a car hit and killed her.

She was left on the side of the road, while police say the driver sped off. The crash has left Kristy’s parents searching for answers and the person responsible.

Kristy moved back in with her parents a year ago when she lost her job. This week, she got a new bike she ordered. Her parents say she was getting ready to ride it, but it is a chance she will never get.

“We just brought her back home in order to survive,” said her father, Frank Bender.

Kristy had attention deficit disorder and never got a driver’s license, afraid she might lose focus on the road and hurt someone. Her fear became the fate she suffered.

Police say they are looking for a gray car, likely a Toyota Camry, with damage to the front right headlight and windshield.

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Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3

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