Mother of toddler killed by hit-and-run driver devastated over crash

By Brittany Edney, 8 News NOW Reporter

Published 02/08 2016 05:10PM

Updated 02/09 2016 11:30AM

The search continued Monday for the driver responsible causing a crash that killed a 2-year-old girl.

The deadly wreck happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday night near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road in North Las Vegas.

The accident happened just yards away from the home where the child lived.

Family members have identified the 2-year-old as Evelyn Green and remain at North Vista Hospital where her 7-year-old brother sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

Police said the driver took off right after the crash.

Officers are looking for a white panel van without any windows. The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40's.  He's said to have facial hair.

The community came together Monday to light candles and leave small tokens in memory of the child.

"She was amazing.  She was my only girl," said Vickie Davis, the child's mother.  "She was everything to me.  I did everything with my daughter."

Investigators say witnesses say they saw the little girl cross the street right before she was struck and killed.
"She was just outside playing, and he hit her," Davis said.

Davis said the suspect stopped and apologized to her before he took off.  She said the suspect smelled like alcohol.

"I'm devastated," Davis said.  "I just lost my baby.  I'm not going to be the same without her.  How are you going to take my baby away from me?"

Anyone with any information about the driver or the van that hit and killed little Evelyn, police would like you to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

On Monday night, the family will hold a memorial for Evelyn at the scene of the crash in the 3400 block of Thomas Avenue near E. Lake Mead Boulevard.  It starts at 6:30 p.m. 

The family has created a GoFundMe account to help pay for Evelyn's funeral expenses.

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