A 3-year-old girl has died two days after she was struck crossing a street in Logan Heights.
Elva Armenta was crossing National Avenue near S. 33rd Street with six other family members when witnesses say she was hit and thrown several feet in the air by a speeding motorist.
The driver stopped following the incident but is not facing charges at this time according to police.
On Monday night, Elva's parents and family members held hands, lighted candles and prayed in memory of the little girl at the site of the accident.
The family was visiting from San Bernardino, to celebrate a birthday and was walking to a car to head to a nearby hotel.
The girl reportedly wandered into the street in front of a Nissan headed eastbound on National Avenue driven by a 48-year-old man.
The girl’s aunt Melissa Becerra said the family wants the driver to be held accountable.
“They shouldn't be able to be out in the streets. He just took a three year old's life. A little girl that was innocent,” Becerra said.
The posted speed limit is 35 but with a steep hill residents say often times cars drive nearly twice that.
Family members said they were told by police that there was no enough evidence to charge the driver with a crime.
Her parents, Fernando and Jennifer, are deaf but family members say their disabilities had nothing to with the accident.