DENVER (CBS4)– Two children killed in a hit and run crash in Denver last week were laid to rest on Tuesday. The search for the driver in the deadly crash continues.
The SUV struck Zamar Bee and her children, Zamay Kahn, 8, his brother Arzat, 6, near the intersection of 14th and Yosemite. The family was not using the crosswalk when they were struck.
Bee continues to recover from her serious injuries at Denver Health Medical Center.
“As you can imagine she’s not doing well. This is probably the most devastating thing that could happen to a mother,” said ECDC/African Community Center spokeswoman Jennifer Gueddiche.
Zamar and Arzat were laid to rest in an emotional ceremony on Tuesday.
The suspect driver is possibly a white or Hispanic man with tall spiky hairdo. Police say the SUV could be a Ford Expedition or Excursion, GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe or Cadillac Escalade with an extended cab and a few distinguishing marks. The SUV may also have front end damage.
Police said they’re still looking for the stroller that may have become wedged beneath the SUV. Parts of a stroller were found in the area of 14th and Yosemite but police have not confirmed if those are connected.
The ECDC/African Community Center has created a fund to help Bee with medical expenses and support.
“Probably one of the greatest hurdles that refugees face when they come to the United States in the sheer lack of people that they know they’re very isolated,” said Gueddiche. “And that the reason she came to the United States, her children and hope for their future doesn’t have to be in vain.”
The center is also collecting letters and cards in hopes that it will bring the grieving mother some comfort.
“It would mean an incredible amount to someone who is feeling extremely alone right now,” said Gueddiche.
Donations can be made at any Key Bank location under the Zamar Bee support fund.