A 13-year-old Florida girl has passed away after a hit-and-run suspect fled the scene from a crash that happened on August 16th.
Lilly was the victim of a hit-and-run while riding her bike home from school and was in critical condition and her injuries were extensive.
According to court documents, Lilly was “forced up onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle before she came off the vehicle approximately 75 feet west of the area of the collision.” A reporting trooper wrote that it was “clear any reasonable individual would know that the person riding the bicycle would be injured.”
The crash left her with massive brain damage along with other injuries, “but the amazing doctor, nurses, and surgeons are doing everything they can,” said a GoFundMe page set up for Lilly.
“She is fighting very hard and if anyone can surpass all odds it’s Lilly. There are still many unknowns and costs will be ongoing with no foreseeable end,” said Lilly’s family.
But Lilly’s fight ended on Sunday.
“Our sweet Lilly passed away today surrounded by family. Her injuries were too extensive and she is no longer suffering. I hardly know what to say. Thank you again everyone for your support and kindness. She was able to save at least 5 lives with her organ donations as I know that’s what she would have wanted. I will update you again with funeral arrangements when they become available,” said Lilly’s mother.
According to police, David Chang, 65, the driver accused of hitting Lilly, was arrested by police in Jacksonville, Arkansas after a warrant was issued Sunday afternoon.
Chang is facing charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death on top of his previous charges of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and tampering with evidence.
Investigators said Lilly, was a student at Pine View School in Osprey, Florida.