Harbor City crash: GoFundMe set up to help family of 4-year-old girl killed amid search for driver

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
$50K reward amid search for car in crash that killed 4-year-old girl
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A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Harbor City that killed a 4-year-old girl.

HARBOR CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A GoFundMe page has been established to help the grieving family a 4-year-old girl that was killed in a Harbor City crash as authorities continue their search for the driver who fled the scene.

Jayda Sanchez, her 5-year-old brother and their father were leaving a park Friday night when a possibly white four-door vehicle in front of them made an illegal U-turn in the 26000 block of South Vermont Avenue, authorities said.

The father swerved to avoid a collision, causing the truck to rollover multiple times and crash into a light pole. Jayda did not survive. Her brother and father remained hospitalized as of Monday morning.

The children's mother, Adriana Rodriguez, visited a memorial of candles and balloons set up near the crash scene over the weekend.

She said she can't believe her baby girl is gone. Born premature, she fought to survive only to have her young life cut short by a suspect who left her to die in the streets.

The city of Los Angeles is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information about the driver.

"You know it was you, just come forward. You have to do the right thing. Give her justice," Rodriguez said.