‘He was my everything’: Joining together to pray, remember teen killed in hit-and-run

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LORAIN, Ohio-- Over a hundred people prayed and held candles Wednesday night in memory of Jayvion Johnson, 17.

Vigil for teen killed in hit-and-run accident

Vigil for teen killed in hit-and-run accident

Family and friends gathered at the spot on West 23rd Street in Lorain where Johnson was killed in a hit-and-run Monday night.

"He was my everything. He was my first grandson out of 17 grandchildren. And I raised him as my own," cried Patricia Johnson, grandmother.

Surveillance video from a nearby building shows Johnson walking with his girlfriend when he was struck by a car that kept right on going.

"The car just hit him and he just flew up and came back down on the windshield on his head. Then he flew off and hit this pole," said Andrea Bentley, girlfriend.

Wednesday afternoon, Lorain police impounded a silver 2008 Dodge Avenger as a vehicle of interest in the investigation.

Jayvian R. Johnson (Family photo)

Jayvian R. Johnson (Family photo)

In addition to the vehicle, detectives said they are talking to witnesses and combing over that surveillance video in a search for clues that will lead them to the driver.

"Turn yourself in; please come forward," pleaded Ashley Brown, aunt.

Anyone who can help identify the driver is asked to call Lorain police.

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