Family, friends remember 5-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run crash in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Family and friends came together Wednesday to remember a kindergartener who was killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.


Orlando police said 5-year-old Aiyanna McCoy was thrown from a car after they were hit Saturday night.

A balloon release in her memory was held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, near the crash location at 4340 N. Orange Blossom Trail.

Aiyanna’s mother spoke out and thanked everyone for praying for her and family.

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The family’s attorney said Aiyanna’s aunt and two sisters were also injured in the wreck.

Witnesses said officers found Aiyanna about 30 feet away from the car.

She was taken to the hospital but did not survive her injuries.

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Other people who witnessed the crash said it started with street racing.

One of the racers hit the family’s car, causing the wreck, and left the scene in a different car.

Aiyanna’s mom says her daughter was such a fun spirit.

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Orange County Public Schools has also set up up memorial fund to help support Aiyanna’s family. For more information, click here.

See more in the video above.

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