Family and friends gathered together Saturday night to remember a little boy who was killed in a hit and run accident earlier this week.
Carter Wojahn-Curry was hit by a car while crossing the street near 56th Street and Broadway Road on Wednesday.
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Police say 23-year-old Maria De Jesus Cabrera Davila, who only had a learner's permit, struck the boy as he was crossing the street.
Mesa police said she took off after the accident, but returned to the scene shortly afterward. Davila is facing a charge of failure to remain at the scene of a serious injury collision.
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Carter was taken to the hospital in critical condition and then was put on life support.
But his uncle tells us that after two brain scans, doctors pronounced Carter brain-dead Friday morning.
His family has set up a GoFundMe account to help the parents with final expenses.
At Saturday night's vigil, loved ones took up a collection that will go directly to the funeral home.
There will also be a benefit car wash on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valero at 4360 E. Broadway Road in Mesa.
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