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Police search for more than one driver in teen's death

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Police confirmed they are searching for several outstanding suspects in a fatal hit-and-run. Jonathan Cortez was skateboarding last Friday when he was struck and killed in Chollas View. 

He was two days shy of his 16th birthday. 

With few solid leads, authorities are hoping someone in the community either saw something or knows something. Investigators now believe Cortez was struck by more than one driver.  

On Monday, one of those drivers did come forward and turned himself in to authorities, but at this point, though, San Diego Police said they are not pursuing charges against him.

Jonathan Cortez's family and friends said it is critical for them to receive justice for Jonathan, as they prepare to lay their beloved teen to rest.

"It has been very, very hard. It's been an emotional roller coaster," said Veronica Cortez, Jonathan's mother. 

The mother of 15-year-old Jonathan Cortez is desperate for answers. 

"I need closure. We need closure as a family. We can't go on living without knowing," she said. 

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Witnesses had seen the victim, Cortez, skateboarding in the area prior to the accident. Cortez was only a couple of minutes away from his father's home, where he was heading.

"Even though I don't understand it, I haven't been able to grasp it. I don't want to blame God because that is not the right thing to do, but I still question it. I still question why He took him from me so early," said Jonathan's mother. 

Jonathan's loved ones are not only raising awareness about the crime that claimed their friend's short life, but also raising money as well

On Friday night, family and friends collected donations at the site of what has become a shrine to the Crawford High junior.

They are hoping to help Jonathan's mother cover mounting funeral expenses for her son.

"If we're not helping her, then who is going to help her, you know? We were his close friends and we need to be there for her, and we need to be there for each other," said Evelin Santos. 

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

Go Fund Me page has been set up for Jonathan's family. 

A special car wash fundraiser was held Saturday at The Lions Hall on 54th Street. 

Some of the footage in this video story was shot using a GoPro camera.

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