Family awaits justice after deadly hit and run crash in NW Harris Co.

Jeremiah Aguilar, 2, was injured after a hit and run crash that killed his 5-year-old relative, Jayden Aguilar

Two days after a fatal hit and run accident in north Harris County, the family of a 2-year-old survivor says they are still waiting for the driver who killed their relative to come forward.

Jeremiah Aguilar is in recovery at Texas Children's Hospital with a broken leg. His family says he's doing much better today; he's conscious, and now he can eat and drink.

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A family wants answers after a deadly hit and run accident.



The small boy has a thick blue cast around his left leg, a neck brace, and large scrapes and cuts to his face.

Jeremiah narrowly escaped death Thursday night when his 5-year-old relative, Jayden Aguilar, pushed him out of the way of a speeding car outside a park on Fallbrook Drive.



Jayden, sadly, took the brunt of the impact and died at the scene.

Both boys were in the street after their ball sailed over a fence. The young family members crawled under the fence in an attempt to get the ball, and that is when deputies say they were struck by a vehicle.
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Little Jayden Aguilar spent his last moments on earth with family at a park in north Harris County

Jayden Aguilar (left) is seen alongside his sister (back) and his relative, who was also injured in the hit and run accident



The driver of that vehicle took off without helping, and is now wanted in the fatal hit and run.

Family member Doris Aguilar says its time for the driver to turn themselves in to law enforcement.



"Whoever caused this, if he has a heart, [he needs] to come forward," Aguilar says.

Meantime, Jayden's mother says her late son can't rest until the person who killed him is brought to justice.

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The boys' aunt, Doris Aguilar, says the driver needs to turn themselves in to officers



If you have any information about the driver in this case, you are asked to called the Harris County Sheriff's Office. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 713-222-TIPS or by online at www.crime-stoppers.org.

Meantime, a GoFundMe page has been launched to help pay for the Aguilar family's funeral expenses.

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A 5-year-old boy is dead and his 3-year-old relative is in the hospital after a hit and run driver plowed into the two boys and then drove off

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