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Vigil Held for 3-year-old Girl Hit and Killed by a Car

CBS 58—Monday night friends and family gathered to remember a 3-year-old girl, hit and killed by a car over the weekend.

Jayda Handy darted across the street at 84th and Marion when she saw her grandfather in the park around 2 pm. She was hit by a car. The family was planning to celebrate Jayda’s 3rd birthday that afternoon.       

On Monday night, loved ones held a vigil for Jayda at the site of the accident, where there is now a memorial of candles, balloons and flowers.

Her father, Jaylen Handy, told the crowd his daughter loved singing in church and her family, especially her younger brother, London.

“For those short three years she was here she made an impact on everybody,” Handy said.

Jayda’s mom, Erica Britton, says she knows her daughter is now watching over her. 

“I just want everybody to be happy like she was,” Britton said. “I'm just crying cause I miss her. I'm gonna miss her but I'm be happy and be strong for her like I always was.”

The medical examiner ruled the death an accident. The driver of the car is not facing charges.

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