MILWAUKEE --The family of five-year-old Rickyia Langham, struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday, November 6th near W. Leon Terrace and W. Constance Avenue -- while holding her mother's hand -- is pleading for the striking driver to turn themselves in, and for anyone with information to call police.
Police on Monday, November 7th released VIDEO of the striking SUV:
The striking vehicle is a gray or silver 2002 to 2010 Porsche Cayenne SUV. The vehicle may have minor damage to the front passenger side bumper or grille area.
SUV that struck, killed 5-year-old Rickyia Langham
"I miss my baby a lot," Lechelle Yarbrought, Rickyia Langham's mother said at a vigil held in her young daughter's honor Monday evening, November 7th.
Rickyia's mother said she and her daughter were just about to cross Leon Terrace Sunday when this happened.
"When that car hit her, the tips of our fingers left each other because the impact -- hit my baby and threw her in the air," Yarbrought said.
Yarbrought said as they went to cross the street in between two vehicles, an SUV headed southbound slowed down. Yarbrought said she believed the SUV's driver was slowing to allow them to cross.
She said perhaps, the driver became impatient, because the vehicle suddenly sped up, and struck five-year-old Rickyia Langham with its passenger side headlight before running her over.
"Whoever did it, I beg you to please turn yourself in because my baby didn't deserve this," Yarbrought said.
Vigil for Rickyia Langham
"We`re asking the community at large to, if they know anything in regards to this, to just please make a phone call. Have a heart," Pastor Radontae Ashford, a cousin of Rickyia said Sunday.
Langham's mother said when the vehicle was roughly 50 yards from the crash scene, the driver stopped briefly before speeding away.
Ashford said Sunday that Rickyia Langham was walking with her mother, holding her mother's hand, and they were crossing the street to get into a car and head to church.
"I got a call at church that there was a tragic accident and I immediately rushed here. This mother is hurting. She was holding the hand of her child and the alleged vehicle sped past and hit this little girl. We're asking the community at large if they know anything, to please make a phone call. This little darling was excited this morning about going to church, and she was holding her mother's hand as they crossed the street to get into the car. This little girl was the life of the family. Pray for this family," Ashford said.
Memorial for Rickyia Langham
Memorial for Rickyia Langham
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360.
Meanwhile, a memorial fund has been set up for Rickyia Langham. Donations can be made at any Educators Credit Union branch.
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