EXETER, R.I. — An animal advocacy organization is offering $10,000 as a reward for anyone with information about a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead last week in Rhode Island.

Russell Shalbo, the president of Friend of Animals in Need, says an anonymous donor sent the money to the group, which 27-year-old Sarah Balmforth had ties to.

Police say Balmforth was hit by a vehicle sometime between Monday night and early Tuesday in Exeter.

Troopers are searching for a late-model Jeep Wrangler between the years of 1997 and 2006 with front passenger-side damage.

Shalbo says information given to the police must lead to the arrest and arraignment of the suspect involved in the crash. The decision will be judged on the Rhode Island State Police report after the would-be suspect is arraigned.