The mother of a young actress killed by a hit-and-run dump truck driver is pleading with the driver to come forward.
Cristina Oprea tells the New York Post that she wants justice for her daughter, 21-year-old Roxana Sorina Buta.
Buta was headed home to East Harlem from her job as a waitress early Thursday when she was hit by the truck at Union Square.
A police officer called Oprea with the devastating news that her daughter was dead.
Oprea says the driver hit Buta and kept on going.
Buta was in a comedy called "Him" that played at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. Its run ended in January.
The play's writer and director, Clifford Streit, said Buta had "phenomenal potential."
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