Jade Clark reward increased to £15,000 as police continue search for Volvo XC90
The reward offered to find the driver of the Volvo XC90 involved in Jade Clark's fatal collision on the A31 has been increased to £15,000.
The 16-year-old from Ringwood died on Sunday February 24 on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath Roundabout.
Dorset Police are continuing to search for a light-coloured Volvo, and have been helped by local businesses increasing the existing reward for information leading to an arrest and charge of a suspect.
Spencer McCarthy of Churchill Retirement Living , speaking on behalf of the business community in Ringwood, said: "Local people have been shocked and saddened by this tragic incident.
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"The local business community is pleased to offer an additional £10,000 to increase the total reward to £15,000."
Jade's funeral will take place tomorrow at Bournemouth Crematorium, while police search the country to find the driver of the Volvo - believed to be the first vehicle to collide with Jade, and fled the scene before police arrived.
Traffic Inspector Matt Butler added: "The continued support of the local community shows just how much the news of Jade's death has affected people all over the country.
"Jade's family have been totally devastated by their loss, understandably, but the manner of their loss makes it so much worse. Therefore it is essential that, for the family, we find the Volvo XC90 and try to give them some peace.
"Again I am appealing for anyone with any information about the driver of the Volvo XC90 to get in touch as soon as possible."
Churchill Retirement Living are offering a £14,000 reward on behalf of Churchill and other local businesses, while Crimestoppers are offering an additional £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of an offender.
Members of the public will only be eligible for the Crimestoppers cash reward if they call the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.