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Wisconsin teen's hit-run death still unsolved 17 years later

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - -

The mother of a teenage Wisconsin boy who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver is still hoping for answers, 17 years after his death.

On Jan. 10, 1999, 17-year-old Ricky Hochstetler was hit by a vehicle, dragged nearly 200 feet and left for dead on a highway near his home in Manitowoc County. The driver has never been found.

Hochstetler's mother, Debi, says a day has not gone by without her thinking about her son or finding the person responsible.

She tells HTR Media, "The not knowing is the hardest part of all."

Officials believe the driver may have been drunk or fell asleep at the wheel. None of the tips received by the sheriff's department have led to an arrest.

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