POLICE are still in the dark over who killed a Huddersfield student nearly eight months after his hit and run death.
And Adam O’Toole’s girlfriend says she feels as devastated today as the day he died.
Huddersfield New College student Adam, 18, was killed when he was mown down by a car as he crossed New Hey Road in Salendine Nook on March 6.
It happened about 10.30am on a clear day, on a pedestrian crossing, on a road busy with morning traffic.
The driver of the blue Rover 200 sped off without stopping.
Despite repeated appeals from his family and friends for information, the investigation has failed to make progress.
Det Insp Jon Morgan said: “The investigation is ongoing and a number of enquiries have already been carried out, for example forensics and tracing anyone who may drive a blue Rover 200.
“We have spoken to a number of witnesses and we would ask the person responsible to contact us, for the sake of Adam’s family and friends.
“The investigation remains open and we continue to appeal for that person who knows something to come forward.”
Laura Davidson, the girlfriend who Adam called “princess,” said she was still struggling to come to terms with what happened.
She and Adam, who lived with mum Beverley in Holmbridge, had talked about spending the rest of their lives together.
She said: “I don’t want to use Adam’s death as an excuse, but it is as if life stopped when he died.
“I can’t trust anyone in this world.
“I know that I could walk past the man who did this and I wouldn’t know.
“I could question every human being for the rest of my life and I might never find out.”
The killer was described as white, in his 20s, with a thin face, prominent nose and long, dark brown, unkempt hair.
Laura added: “Everybody makes mistakes. But as a human being I would ask him to stand up and admit what he has done.”