“The car is distinctive enough that somebody knows that car,” Day said.
But nothing has panned out thus far.
Mahayla Lester and her 13-year-old brother were crossing Southgate Boulevard from Kroger around 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 when she was struck. Day said they were both crossing the road at the same time, and while her brother committed to crossing, Mahayla hesitated.
Mahayla’s body flipped over the top of the car and landed in a gutter. They were about 500 feet from their home, police said.
Day said investigators just “want to talk” with the driver of the car. They may have thought they hit an animal, and not a 10-year-old girl, he said.
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Fairfield West elementary principal Missy Muller told our news partner WCPO-TV that Mahayla’s fifth-grade classmates have made stacks of get-well cards.
“The kids miss her,” she told WCPO. “They want her back. they are hoping somebody will call if they saw something, or at least the person will come forward and admit what they did.”