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Mom of teen killed in hit-and-run speaks

Posted at 5:40 AM, Nov 25, 2015

UPDATE: The family of a teenager killed by a suspected drunk driver is speaking out to Action News.  Bobbie Grayson, 16, was a cancer survivor and junior at Canyon Springs High School, said relatives. 

"My daughter was the world to me, the world," said mom Kathy Cagle.
 
North Las Vegas police said driver Anthony Lauria, 28, fled the scene after hitting and killing the teen.  Lauria is facing several felonies.  Alcohol appears to be a factor in the case, said investigators.
 
"It's just messed up," said sister Jemikia Hines. "No telling how long she was laying out there."
 
Action News has learned the teen reportedly left school early to go home and work on a project.  When her ride didn't show up, she decided to walk instead, according to several friends. 
 
Grayson's mother, aunt and sisters were in despair and disbelief late Tuesday night.
 
"She's not gone, she can't be gone," said one hysterical relative. "Maybe she's just at the hospital."
 
"I love you Bobbie," said Hines. "I'm so sorry this had to happen to you."
 
Grayson was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 9 years old but she was a fighter, said relatives.
 
"That's why I'm just so angry because when she got hit, he just left her," said Hines. "I know that she was probably fighting."
 
The loving teen touched everyone around her.  
 
"I didn't know her for that long," said 13-year-old Tamani Bradley. "She could have had a good career and done something with her life."

The family is planning a vigil at the accident scene on 6 p.m. Wednesday.  Grayson's favorite football team was the Green Bay Packers.  To honor her, friends are encouraged to wear green and gold.  

ORIGINAL STORY:

A teen girl is dead following a hit-and-run crash near North Fifth Street and Lone Mountain Road Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. when a pedestrian was hit by a car. Police said the victim is a teenage girl.

The driver initially fled the scene.

North Las Vegas police later found the vehicle and the driver is in custody. Police believe alcohol was a factor. Police said the driver was arrested on multiple felony charges.