MILWAUKEE - A 7-year-old Milwaukee girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash near 76th and Calumet Wednesday. The family says the child was with her mother at the time. They were on their way home when another car struck their vehicle.
According to family, the child died at the scene, while the person responsible took off. FOX6 spoke with the child’s grandmother who is asking the person or persons responsible to turn themselves.
Marcella Bush is speaking out after unknown individuals caused the death of her beloved granddaughter, Londyn Quesada. She was only seven years old.
"Nobody stopped to see if she was ok or if anything was wrong," Bush said.
Milwaukee police say the fatal hit and run crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say Londyn Quesada and her mother were struck while in their vehicle by a reckless driver, traveling at high speeds.
Family says the child died at the scene, while her mother was rushed to a local hospital for severe injuries. police say those inside the striking car left the scene.
"Turn yourself in, y'all seen something. Anything, car, plates, and description anything turn yourself in," Londyn's Great-Aunt Jamie Johnson said.
Bush says her daughter and granddaughter were just two blocks away from their home.
"All this family wants is justice," Bush said.
For now, loved ones are leaning on each other while pleading for the community to speak up on this tragedy or for those responsible to do the right thing and come forward.
"She was only 7, and for you all to take a 7-year-old’s life and leave the scene it is impossible," she said.
Police say this is an ongoing investigation.
Loved ones are planning to honor the child’s life through a candlelight vigil scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday near the scene of the crash.
A Go Fund Me has been set up to help the family of Londyn. You can donate here.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.