A 10-year-old girl has died from her injuries more than six months after a hit-and-run crash in Wilton Manors that killed two other children, authorities said Wednesday.
Laziyah Stukes — also known as "Minnie" by loved ones — died Monday from injuries she suffered in the Dec. 27, 2021 crash, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.
"She was very happy, funny," said Devera Stukes, Minnie's mother. "She had a great personality."
The child suffered severe brain trauma from the crash and was in the ICU on a ventilator.
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"The last few days, she would grab my hand more, and so that's how I knew she could hear me," her mother said.
Stukes and five other children were struck by a hit-and-run driver outside an apartment building in the 2400 block of Powerline Road, officials said.
Two other children, 6-year-old Andrea Fleming and 5-year-old Kylie Jones, were struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Fleming's 9-year-old sister, as well as a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy, were also injured.
Authorities said the driver, 28-year-old Sean Charles Greer, was trying to go around a Broward County Transit bus and slammed into the children.
After running them over, Greer fled the scene, authorities said.
Authorities later found Greer's damaged Honda Accord, and he was arrested the day after the crash, officials said. He also confessed to his involvement in the crash, officials said.
Greer was initially charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death and now faces a third count, officials said.
He also faces two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, tampering with evidence, four counts of driving without a license causing death and/or serious bodily injuries and driving with a suspended license.
At the time of the hit-and-run, Greer was also on probation for burglary of a dwelling in Broward County, officials said.