The family of a Montclair State University student is offering a $10,000 cash reward for any information in connection to a recent tragedy that’s rocked the university’s community the last few days.
Anna Semioli, 22, has been in a coma since late Thursday night after an apparent hit-and-run in Clifton, New Jersey. She was walking along Route 46 eastbound near the Valley Road exit just after midnight when she was struck by a suspected SUV or truck, according to NorthJersey.com.
Semioli’s family and friends have rallied since; they were seen posting fliers on the school’s campus and along Route 46, looking for answers to the identity of the driver.
“Someone had to be driving past at this time and seen something,” the fliers plead. “If you have any clues on what could have happened to her that night, please call Gina Semioli at 201-574-3599 or the Passaic County Prosecutors Office at 862-849-6019. Every piece of information is a step closer to finding out who did this.”
Her family also urges that “if you notice any suspicious cars or SUVs that have damage on the right side of the vehicle please report them.”
Semioli’s car was found on a campus lot, approximately a mile away. Danielle Martino, a childhood friend, suspects there may be more to the story.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Martino commented to CBS New York. “We know Anna, and we know she wouldn’t be walking at midnight on a foul play.
The young accounting student, due to graduate in December of this year, remains in a coma at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.
“We’re all just hoping for a miracle, and hoping that this horrible mystery can get solved, and justice will be served for Annie,” Martino told CBS New York.
Anyone with any information about the accident should contact the Clifton Police Department at 973-370-5900 or the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 862-849-6019.