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Family, friends gather to honor victim of deadly hit-and-run

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 03, 2020

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The family of Terry Bruillard is anxiously waiting for an arrest in the deadly hit-and-run case.

Tarpon Springs police say Bruillard, 59, was riding her bicycle on Nov. 27 when someone hit her at the intersection of North Pinellas Avenue and Wood Dove Avenue.

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“There’s no winners in a situation like this,” said Mel Conde, Bruillard’s son-in-law. “We lost a loved one.”

A couple dozen members of Bruillard’s family and friends gathered around a memorial cross they decorated at the crash site Thursday.

“She was a giver,” said Natalie Conde, Bruillard’s daughter. “She didn’t have much, but what she did have, she gave away freely.”

ABC Action News has confirmed detectives are examining a car that fits the description of the wanted vehicle, a light-colored Hyundai sedan.

“We want them to be brought to justice because this wasn’t right,” said one co-worker who attended Thursday’s vigil. “To leave her like an animal, she could have lived.”

A spokesperson with the police department says they took statements from the occupants of that vehicle but no arrests have been made.

“Justice takes time and we understand that and we will remain patient but, it will happen,” said Natalie Conde. “Eventually it will happen.”