Loved ones hold vigil for 7-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run this week

Posted: Updated:
Maria De Jesus Cabrera Davila, 23 (Source: Mesa Police Dept.) Maria De Jesus Cabrera Davila, 23 (Source: Mesa Police Dept.)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

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. 

[READ MORE: 7-year-old injured in Mesa hit-and-run has died]

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.

[RELATED: Boy critical after hit-and-run in Mesa; driver arrested]

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.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Social Connect

  • Contact

    AZ Family