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Family remembers niece hit & killed by car

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 16, 2021

TULSA, Okla — New details about a car accident involving two pedestrians hit Saturday night at the 1300 block of Nogales Avenue.

A family member of one of the two teens hit, Sariyah Johnson, told 2 News both girls were 13-years-old. One of the girls, Sariayah died at the scene.

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The other girl is recovering at a Tulsa hospital.

"Everything happened in an instant," Cherie Peterson, Sariyah's aunt told 2 News.

Peterson said the two girls were headed to the corner store for snacks when they were hit.

“They came back running down here telling her that Sariyah and her friend were hit by a car," Peterson said.

Now Peterson is asking for a solution that would keep this from happening again. "We need speed bumps out here," she said.

Sariyah and her family had recently moved to the area from Iowa. They had lived in the neighborhood for about eight months.

Peterson said Sariyah had a very joyful girl with a very vivacious personality.

“She met friends so fast because she’s a people person,” she said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page, for more information or to donate, click here.

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