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Family of hit-and-run victim comes to Sioux City to rally support for fallen son

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The family moved to Omaha, Neb., because they say it was too hard to stay here. The family moved to Omaha, Neb., because they say it was too hard to stay here.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A family that used to live in Sioux City gathered in town Tuesday to have their voices heard.

Twenty-two year old Lance Knudsen was hit by a car on Floyd Boulevard in September, but police say the driver left the scene of the accident.

Police say they've identified the owner of the vehicle and have impounded it, but still haven't determined who was driving the car. Knudsen's family has been disappointed with the pace of the investigation and communication with police.

So about 20 family members and friends gathered outside of the Sioux City police station, holding signs of support. The family moved to Omaha, Neb., because they say it was too hard to stay here.

"It was hard seeing my brother laying in the street like that and it's hard knowing that nobody attempted to do an arrest or anything like that, and hard walking the streets knowing that he's not here," said Stormy Knudsen, Lance's sister.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing, but details cannot be revealed yet, because they don't want to compromise the work.

Sioux City police chief Doug Young met with the family Tuesday, inside police headquarters. Young says he's met with family members multiple times, but he added there have been some communication issues, relaying the information back to Knudsen's mother, Mischelle DeCora.

Young says the meeting was productive, and he's optimistic the investigation is close to winding down.

"We have the vehicle still, it's impounded. We've been talking to people. We're just trying to get some more information so that we can get the best possible charge and hold the person accountable for what happened," said Doug Young, Sioux City police chief.

The family will meet with the police chief and county attorney at some point early next week.

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