PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Nearly 100 people came out to remember a 15-year-old boy hours after he was killed while crossing the street at Southern and Third avenues.

"When I came over there, I seen (sic) my brother on the floor and I started screaming to my mama and then my mama got scared and she found out that it was him," Kashawn Hubanks, Keshawn's brother said.

[ORIGINAL STORY: PD: 15-year-old boy hit, killed by vehicle in south Phoenix]

Keshawn was in the center turn lane when a car trying to make a turn hit him. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. The driver stayed on the scene.

"I know he's gone but I don't think I'm dealing with it 100 percent. It just hasn't came (sic) yet," Nydea Richards, Keshawn's mother said.

Keshawn was a freshman at Valley Lutheran High School. He was on his way to a city bus stop to go to school when he was hit. He was not in the crosswalk.

His friends and family wrote messages on balloons and lit candles, trying to come to grips with what happened.

"There's a lot we could say about Keshawn that the world could know. He was goofy, he was smart, he gave us a lot of good advice, he could light up a room," Davia Edwards said. "It's hard to fathom the words now because I'm not going to be able to tell him these words to his face."

 


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captcool

I have to wonder why the speed limits and other traffic laws are not enforced in Phoenix. I've lived here ten years and nothing changes as far as traffic law enforcement, there seems to be none other than some cameras to catch red light runners. Its sad if the laws were enforced there would be plenty of money to hire more police. And things like this wouldn't happen as often Its sad.state of affairs..

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