Over the weekend tragedy struck when three kids were killed in a hit and run. Ten-year-old Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams and their 7-year-old brother Terrence Moore were all killed when a carjacked SUV plowed into the church-run fruit stand where they were volunteering. The kids’ mother was critically injured.
Via NBC Washington:
The children had all been selling fruit as church volunteers to raise money for a community park at the corner of Germantown and Allegheny Avenues. Eagles Wings Evangelistic Church used the fruit stand on that corner to raise money for the park.
The image of the children’s bodies flying into the air scarred witnesses.
“I heard the bang,” said church member Jesse Bridges, who described just barely escaping being hit and seeing the three children lying on the ground. “I was spared, but I’m still affected by it. I’m just broken up by it.”
At the time of the crash, Bridges swept sidewalk garbage just feet away from the impact.
NBA legend Charles Barkley has volunteered to pay for the children’s’ funerals. I’m sure this is a huge burden lifted off the mother who will need extensive therapy to overcome this devastating tragedy.