Mom of Dump Truck Hit-Run Victim: Driver Must Surrender

The 21-year-old woman was hit and killed early Thursday

Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 8:37 PM EDT
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Five days after 21-year-old Roxana Oprea was killed by a truck as she crossed Broadway at 14th Street, police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. Oprea's mother spoke with Roseanne Colletti about how she's coping with the loss of her child.

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Five days after 21-year-old Roxana Oprea was killed by a truck as she crossed Broadway at 14th Street, police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. Oprea's mother spoke with Roseanne Colletti about how she's coping with the loss of her child.

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Woman, 21, Killed by Hit-Run Dump Truck

The woman was struck at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday as she crossed the street. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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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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