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Hundreds Attend Vigil for 14-Year-Old Killed in Hit-and-Run



    Hundreds of people who gathered for a candlelight vigil for a 14-year-old boy killed last week by a hit-and-run driver are calling for the driver to come forward. (Published Monday, April 29, 2013)

    Hundreds of friends and family members gathered in Fort Worth to remember a teenager killed in a hit-and-run last week.

    Deston Bibbs was riding his bicycle to get snacks Thursday night when a driver hit him near the intersection of Crowley and Sycamore School roads. The 14-year-old later died.

    More than 350 people gathered at the intersection to sing, pray and remember him.

    "Even if you didn't know him, he was still someone you saw every day in class," Brianna Smith said. "To all of a sudden disappear; you know, you don't think much of it until you find out they're gone."

    Family members lit candles and thanked everyone for coming to show their support. Destiny Bibbs, his 16-year-old sister, started crying while thanking the crowd.

    "That's my baby. That's my baby boy," she said in between tears. "That's my only brother, and y'all came here for him. Y'all came here, and I love all of y'all, and I thank all of y'all for that."

    Family members made a plea for anyone to come forward with information about who might have hit the teenager.

    Police are gathering nearby camera footage for any clues.