LAKE WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Family and friends remembered a little girl who was hit and killed by a truck in a Lake Worth parking lot this past weekend. Funeral services for 7-year-old Savannah Deegear took place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Loved ones gathered to say their final goodbyes to the child who died in a tragic accident.
Deegear was one of six people who were hit when 82-year-old Vincent Martinez lost control of his pickup truck last Saturday in the parking lot of a Target store in Lake Worth. The truck came to a rest on top of another vehicle. Martinez’s family claims that the man may have suffered a diabetic emergency, which led to the terrible crash that killed the young girl.
A memorial was set up in the parking lot shortly after the crash scene was cleared. Community members came out for a candlelight vigil, releasing a collection of balloons in honor of Deegear, and in support of her family.
Deegear’s parents are just heartbroken by their daughter’s death, they said, and will always remember her as a beautiful and loving child. “Life is so short, and people don’t realize,” said Mark Deegear, the girl’s father, “7-year-old, she loved everybody. She had so many friends.” After the Thursday service, the child is being laid to rest at Azleland Memorial Park.
Meanwhile, no charges have been filed against Martinez. Police soon hope to wrap up their investigation of the incident. Prosecutors will subpoena Martinez’s medical records.
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