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STOCKTON -- For Zackary Maldonado’s family, this holiday season has been difficult.

"It’s getting harder and harder. I’ve had a couple of bad weeks,” said Lisa Carpenter, Maldonado’s mother.

The 30-year-old Stockton man was an avid skateboarder, talented guitarist and father of two young boys.

"Always had a big smile, a big hug for anybody. Very tender spirit, I would say,” she said.

But now he will never get to share his talents with his sons.

Two months ago, the CHP says he was hit by two vehicles on Waterloo Road.

Maldonado’s family said he was attempting to cross this busy stretch of road back on October 17. They believe he was on his way to get breakfast at the McDonald’s. Investigators say the first driver pulled over and cooperated with officers when they arrived on scene, but the second driver never stopped.

"Don’t want this to happen to anybody else’s family by that driver thinking it’s OK that, you know, to drive away from a scene like this,” Carpenter said.

Maldonado’s family is looking for that second driver. They’ve been posting pictures of their loved one on social media asking anyone who knows anything to come forward.

"That’s what we’re asking for is help. Somebody to help,” said Elizabeth Leroy, Maldonado’s grandmother.

The family is hoping that justice will come soon.

"Just please turn yourself in. All we want is answers, and we just want it all to come down,” said Alexander Maldonado, Zackary’s brother.

If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers or the Stockton CHP.