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Reward in Fatal Savannah Hit-and-Run Case Raised to $125,000

Posted at 4:45 AM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 04:45:00-05

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Family and friends of a Vermont man killed by a hit-and-run driver in Savannah have raised the amount of a reward for information leading to the person responsible.

The family of 72-year-old Peter Meyer said Monday that the reward total now stands at $125,000. Meyer was found dead Jan. 4 in front of his hotel after stopping for the night in Savannah. The man from Quechee, Vermont, had been traveling to his winter home in Vero Beach, Florida.

Police found pieces of a lens cover from a headlight near Meyer's body. They are seeking a red 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban.

Previously the family was offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.