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
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.

A devastated mother is pleading for justice after her 4-year-old daughter was killed and her 5-year-old son was left seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Harbor City.

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.