Family seeks answers after teen killed in hit and run accident
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police continue to search for the suspect(s) in a deadly hit and run accident that claimed the life of a teenager.
Davon McNeil, 16, of North Charleston, died Saturday at MUSC from head injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident approximately three hours after the accident on Spruill Avenue, Chief Deputy Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal said.
"To hear that you lost someone over a hit and run, and y'all didn't stop… why did you leave him there?" asked Lakisha Ingram, McNeil's aunt.
A wreath hangs outside of the home where McNeil lived.
His family was busy Monday morning preparing for his funeral later this week.
Police say McNeil was walking in the bike lane along Spruill Avenue when a green two door Pontiac hit him.
"Them boys come off the 'I', took the little boy right there," said a man Monday who claims to be a witness.
The man said he witnessed the entire thing when he stepped outside for a cigarette.
"The little boy ride on the car hood, from right there to right about here," he said. "When he fall on the ground, them b*****ds rolled over him and kept on going."
"How can you leave somebody's child?" Ingram said. "What if it was your child? Would you want somebody to leave your child standing in the middle of the road just to die? It's not fair!"
Police say the Pontiac that was used would have significant front-end damage with paint missing from the front bumper. Damage to the windshield could also be possible.
"I don't care who you is, good or bad, nobody should have to die in the manner that he died," said Tabrina Morsell, McNeil's aunt.
"We can never, ever get my nephew back," Ingram added. "We can never see his beautiful smile, his jokes, we can never see that again."
Now the family is asking whoever did this to come forward.
"Turn yourself in because this is a pain no parent should go through," Ingram said.
"When you get caught, because you will get caught, your family life is going to change forever," Morsell added.
Police say the vehicle, reportedly occupied by three Hispanic males, left the scene heading west on Spruill Avenue. The witness who described the car did not mention any specific markings.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact North Charleston Police at (843) 740-2800 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.
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