CLEVELAND (WJW) — Funeral services were being held today for the child who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week on Cleveland’s west side.
Apolina Asumani, 5, was killed after running between two parked vehicles on W. 50th Street and was struck by a speeding car.
Services were held at St. Colman Catholic Church on West 65th Street at 11 a.m.
She will be buried at West Park Cemetery.
A memorial with flowers, balloons and children’s toys has been growing since the accident Saturday, April 23. One neighbor created and installed a large metal sign warning drivers to slow down.
Officials say the 17-year-old driver allegedly fled the scene but was eventually taken into custody by Cleveland police.