Investigators are still working on a boating hit and run from one year agoBecker County, MN (WDAY TV)-- Almost 1-year ago after a hit and run boating accident on Big Cormorant Lake. Investigators are still trying to put together the pieces.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Becker County, MN (WDAY TV)-- Almost 1-year ago after a hit and run boating accident on Big Cormorant Lake. Investigators are still trying to put together the pieces.
As the accident's July 4th anniversary approaches.. The Erickson family shares how far they've come.
Taryn Erickson- Injured in an accident: "How do you go back and make something right after it's been this long?"
At this time last year, Taryn Erickson never imagined the nightmare that would strike during fireworks on the fourth.
Taryn: "It's a very dangerous night to be out on the water."
That's when another boat crashed into theirs on Big Cormorant.. And instead of stopping to help, the driver fled. Taryn and her two children received minor injuries compared to her husband Terry's, who couldn't work for several months, but is now beginning to move on.
Taryn: "On a daily basis, unless he gets sore or feels something, we don't think about it too much. We try not to."
For the Erickson's, life is fairly back to normal, except for constant reminders of the accident, like this empty spot here on the lake, where the used to dock their boat."
Taryn: "You know, it's kind of sad you're back here and it's not the same."
In the past year the Becker County Sheriff's Department has tracked and traced numerous leads, But still comes up empty handed.
"We'd like to throw a plea out there that if there's anybody out there that's heard something and knows something, that they come forward and tell us so that the people that were injured in this case and hurt, can finally put this to rest."
"It's not like they intentionally came out to hurt anybody, we just wish that after the accident they would've helped us find our kids, call 9-1-1."
Instead of taking off, and leaving the Erickson's to pick up the pieces in their wake.
"I think over the winter I've just kind of learned that it's okay if something isn't okay for you.
Terry Erickson was not available for the interview.
If you have any information, call the Becker County Sheriff's Department: (218) 847-2661