A two-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a car Friday morning in the Englewood neighborhood.
The accident happened near the intersection of 57th and Morgan.
Relatives say the victim, Ja’Mya Love, was full of joy. She was on her way to daycare at 7:00am, walking with her great grandmother, Pamela Thompson. Thompson says she was holding Ja’Mya’s hand and pushing her 1 year old brother in a stroller, when she says the car seemed to come out of nowhere.
“She opened her eyes and then she closed her eyes and that was it. I knew she was already gone but I just kept hope. I just kept hope,” Thompson said.
After hitting Jamya, police the 27 year old driver kept going, hitting construction horses and parked cars. They say, the driver then took off running, but police spotted him and took him into custody.
No charges filed yet, but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.