Family, Friends Hold Vigil For Woman Killed In North Philadelphia Hit-And-Run

A car struck and killed 50-year-old Desiree Whitehead-Jainlett after she got off the bus at Broad and Allegheny on Friday night in North Philadelphia.

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1/24/2022 1:30:00 PM

A car struck and killed 50-year-old Desiree Whitehead-Jainlett after she got off the bus at Broad and Allegheny on Friday night. A vigil was held at the scene on Sunday night.

A car struck and killed 50-year-old Desiree Whitehead-Jainlett after she got off the bus at Broad and Allegheny on Friday night in North Philadelphia.

READ MORE:Amtrak Forced To Reduce Service Along Northeast Corridor Due To COVID-Related Staffing ShortageA vigil was held at the scene on Sunday night.Whitehead-Jainlett’s son tells Eyewitness News she always said, “I love you” at the end of every phone call.

READ MORE:No Injuries In West Philadelphia House Fire, Officials SayHe has a message for the driver.“We want them to turn themselves in, more importantly,” Tyquan Jainlett said. “I know it hurts them, they didn’t intend to do what they did but turn yourself in, help bring closure to this, that’s our message to him. We just want to get closure so we can move on with our mom and live the rest of our life in peace.”

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The driver did not stop. READ MORE: Amtrak Forced To Reduce Service Along Northeast Corridor Due To COVID-Related Staffing Shortage A vigil was held at the scene on Sunday night. Whitehead-Jainlett’s son tells Eyewitness News she always said, “I love you” at the end of every phone call. READ MORE: No Injuries In West Philadelphia House Fire, Officials Say He has a message for the driver. “We want them to turn themselves in, more importantly,” Tyquan Jainlett said. “I know it hurts them, they didn’t intend to do what they did but turn yourself in, help bring closure to this, that’s our message to him. We just want to get closure so we can move on with our mom and live the rest of our life in peace.” MORE NEWS: Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact the police. CBS3