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Anniversary vigil for hit & run victim

Family members and friends of a Cleveland boy killed almost a year ago gathered on Dennison Avenue Friday evening for a vigil. 

Miguel Torres, 9, was fatally struck on W. 98th Street while playing with a friend on July 1, 2011. Friday night family and friends marched to remember him and remind people to slow down.

"People need to stop going so fast, just need to look both ways and hold his memory."

Miguel's death broke a lot of hearts and after the accident, people slowed down. But since then time has passed, and now too many people drive too fast on the street. Now every time a car whizzes by, Miguel's mom thinks of her son and the fact that the woman who hit him has not been charged.

"It is what it is, but we do feel they should put some responsibility on the driver," said Bobbie Torres. "We don't wish her any ill will, but you have to take some responsibility sometimes in life."

When 20 year old Adriana Flores hit Miguel she was out on bond for a previous arrest.
Investigators say even though she left the scene, since she turned herself in about 2 hours later, it was not technically a hit and run. So she has not been charged.
 

 

 

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