12-Year-Old Hit and Run Victim Laid to Rest

Rickie Tave Jr
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Family and friends laid 12-year-old Rickie Tave, Jr. to rest Saturday in a funeral that honored his love of sports.

Tave was killed July 6 when he was struck by a car around 1:30 p.m. on Loop 12 Ledbetter Drive at Vista Wood Boulevard near Interstate 35E.

He was collecting donations for a youth track team.

Police say the driver, Jastasia King, initially stopped, but then fled. King was found later and arrested.

A vigil for Tave is planned for this evening at McCowan Middle School in DeSoto.

A GoFundMe account has also been set up to help his family pay for funeral expenses. You can find the fundraiser here.

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