Family of man killed in hit-and-run on Pittsburgh’s South Shore pleads for driver to come forward

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 spoke with the family of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Pittsburgh’s South Shore over the weekend.

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Zachary Gleason was a 35-year-old father of four.

His mother Susan Gleason is pleading for the person responsible to do the right thing, come forward and turn themselves in.

Susan Gleason is relying on her faith and family right now, just days after her only child was hit and killed by a car on West Carson Street early Saturday morning.

“I’m still in denial, I can’t believe this happened,” she said.

Family is remembering Zachary Gleason as a doting father.

“He had to be where his kids were and they were his main objective in life to raise beautiful, wonderful kids and he did.”

Fourteen-year-old Zachary Gleason Jr., 11-year-old Ronnilyn Gleason, 9-year-old David Gleason and 8-year-old Piper Gleason said their dad always went above and beyond for them and that he was a man of principle.

“He always made sure we didn’t do something wrong so then next time, we could do it right,” David said. “He really helped me a lot in sports and in life.”

Each of his children have very special memories with their dad.

Zachary Gleason Jr. plays football for Chartiers Valley. He said he was touched when his coaches put together a GoFundMe for his family.

“It’s great to see that my teams and friends and coaches really care and try to help me out you know, me and my family situation,” he said. “It’s rough, but I know they’ll have my back.”

If you are interested in donating to the GoFundMe for this family, click here.

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