A grieving father is still searching for clues in a Maryland hit-and-run accident that killed his teenaged son last month. Mike Marion, of Pasadena, hopes that someone will step forward with information regarding the crime, giving him at least some closure in the midst of devastating tragedy.
Skylar, a freshman at Chesapeake High School, was walking to the corner store in Pasadena with two friends the evening of Friday, April 12, when the accident happened. As the trio walked along the grass near a narrow shoulder of Mountain Road in Pasadena, an SUV left the road and struck the pedestrians.
Skylar and a 13-year-old girl were seriously injured. The third teen was not hurt and ran for help, but the driver never stopped.
Skylar was rushed to the University of Maryland Hospital’s Shock Trauma Unit. He died three days later from his injuries. The girl, a resident of Clearwater Beach, was taken to John Hopkins Children’s Hospital. She is recovering well and has been released.
The scene was all too familiar for Marion. His wife died in a car accident ten years ago, and Marion was left to care for their three young boys alone. A carpenter, he never remarried and has been the sole provider for twins Skylar and Zach, 15, and Sam, 14.
Anne Arundel County police has identified the vehicle involved in the April accident as a Ford Expedition, between the years of 1997 and 2002. The vehicle likely has damage to the front corner of its passenger side.
The managers of a local towing company and a volunteer with the Lake Shore Fire Department have each offered $1,000 for anyone who supplies information on the suspect. Call Anne Arundel County police with information at 410-222-8573.
Our hearts go out to Marion, his sons, and those who knew and loved Skylar.