Incredible day of thanks for family of Minnesota vet killed on I-35

An annual tradition aimed to bring attention to drunk driving brought many people together at Como Park in St. Paul. Walk Like MADD is a fundraiser event to help raise awareness to eliminate drunk driving. It was an extra special day for the Brian and Sherry Langlois, who got to say thank you to a woman who helped bring justice for their son.

Trevor Langlois was a military veteran, 24-years-old and the victim of a hit and run on the Interstate 35 ramp in Hinckley, Minn. two years ago. He left behind a 4-year-old son.

"He was hit on the side of the road while he was working on his vehicle and the guy just took off and left."

Read this: Army veteran killed in hit-and-run

Pamela Degrote saw Fox 9 reports about the rear view mirror investigators were looking for and spotted the suspected pick up at a Bloomington Applebees.

See this: Tip leads to arrest in hit-and-run

Trevor's family got to meet Pamela for the first time and give her a few gifts including the reward money they promised. They wanted to show other, speaking up makes a difference.

"Without her help we would have never found the one who harmed our son."

Trevor's parents, Brian and Sherry have been involved with mothers against drunk driving ever since the driver who killed Trevor served just 7 months in jail.

"We are making progress."

"We helped to support the legislation with MADD to change the loop holes closed, so you can't just hit someone and claim you didn't know what you hit."

"It angers me that people don't take responsibly for anything they do in their life."

In 35 years of existence MADD has helped cut deadly drunk driving statistics in half.

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