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Police search for hit and run driver who left elderly woman for dead

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

"Her kind loving way. She never had a bad thing to or word for anybody."

Sadness fills the halls of a Cleveland apartment complex after residents learn that their neighbor and friend was killed early Wednesday morning. The victim's son was consoled by a grief stricken friend.

"She was a sweet lady," says friend Marilyn Mellot. "She never had a bad thing to or word for anybody," expressed Ella Maekilbane.

81-year old Maxine Lobins loved by many.

The great grandmother and retired art teacher killed by a hit and run driver. It happened just a couple of blocks from where she lived.

Investigators say Lobins left Steak 'n Shake on Lorain Avenue and was trying to cross with her walker in the cross walk when a black van hit her, then took off.

"No way to die for a beautiful lady. I just can't believe it," says Maekilbane.

Now those who knew Maxine best want justice for the woman who touched so many lives. A woman who lost her life at the hands of a heartless hit and run driver.

"It's a terrible thing you did and whoever you are I hope you have the charity in your heart to come and confess because I don't know how you could live with yourself," says Maekilbane.

Investigators are looking for a black van that has front end damage. If you know call Cleveland police.

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