Father's plea to find his son's hit-and-run killer

Travis Pennig died after being hit by a car on Monday night.
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The father of a 26-year-old Alexandria man killed in a hit-and-run has made a plea to find the person responsible.

Travis Pennig, a father of two young children, died in a hospital after being found on the side of 34th Avenue. He had been hit by a car sometime between 10:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Alexandria police had a breakthrough on Friday when it released an image of the car it's believed hit Pennig.

Car suspected of hitting Travis Pennig

His father, Jeff, has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and said "close friends and family of his are struggling to cope."

According to the GoFundMe page, Pennig was sitting on the side of the road when the car hit him, with the driver fleeing the scene rather than see if he was ok.

Speaking to KSTP, Jeff says his son had gone out for a walk after an argument with his girlfriend.

"We're praying for you too, whoever you are, come forward," he told the TV station.

A separate fundraiser started by a family friend on Facebook has so far raised $850.

Pennig is survived by two children, Hayzel, 2, and Oriin, 4, and partner Corrie Jennings.

Anyone with information about the car above should call police on 320-763- 6631.

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