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Trial pushed back again for fatal Elkhart hit and run suspects

ELKHART, Ind. --  The two people accused in a deadly hit and run that tore an Elkhart family apart were back in court Thursday morning. 

The Grosswilers only had two words to say to ABC57 News outside of the courthouse: "No comment." 

It's been a long nine months for the family without any answers, and Thursday they learned it'll be even longer. 

The jury trial of Penelope and Leonard Grosswiler was set to start June 4.  It's now pushed back to November 5.

"It's been delayed a couple of times. It's not right. No one should have to wait for answers of their dead and beloved," said Bradley Smith. 

Smith is one of the survivors of that fatal hit and run that killed his eight-month-old daughter, Dolly; 11-year-old sister, Courtney, and his 22-year-old brother Shawn. 

Last time Smith spoke to ABC57, he was in a wheelchair. It was just days after the crash. 

Physically,  he's healed.

But he says, no time can heal his wounded memories.

"I've been walking for six months now. I feel [physically] good," Smith says. "But at the same time, I live every day with those same memories. I live right down the street from the accident. I see that same site. Every day I pass it."

It's a site he can't bear to visit, still.

Smith is worried the case is going to keep getting pushed back, and pass what would have been Dolly's 2nd birthday. 

That will be in December. 

And as the case keeps dragging on, Smith keeps one thing in mind.

"Who can live with themselves knowing they killed an eight-month-old, 11-year-old and a 22-year-old," he explains. "I want my sister, my brother, and my daughter to have justice." 


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