DETROIT (WWJ) – A deadly Labor Day hit-and-run accident has a Detroit family pleading for help. Shontell Franklin, 26, was riding in a car with two men when their vehicle was hit by a speeding car. She was left to die of her injuries while the two men with her– and the driver of the other car ran off.

Detroit police are looking for three people believed to have been involved in the fatal hit-and-run on Monday and Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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Franklin, a single mother who had just completed school to become a nursing assistant, was on her way to a family barbecue when the accident happened.

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“We need help. Towanna needs closure – my family needs closure in this we need someone to support and say exactly what happened to her in this. She did not deserve this,” said Shontell’s aunt Lekisha Franklin-Shorter.

“I just wanted to say that this hurts so much,” said Shontell’s mother. “Shontell was a sweet person — she would not have left her friends.”

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Authorities say two cars collided Monday afternoon at Linsvale and Northfield, south of I-96.  — and Franklin was killed in the accident.