LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A car wash was held Sunday near the location where an 18-year-old disabled teen was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver last week.
Miguel Angel Mendez, 18, was crossing Broadway Avenue just south of Century Boulevard in Watts when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver believed to be in a green-colored minivan, possibly a Town & Country.
The teen — a special needs student at Benjamin Banneker Special Ed Center — apparently was crossing the street to get a snack at a Burger King near his home.
The car wash was held today to help the family with funeral expenses.
A family member set up an account at Bank of America (account # 122-000-661) if anyone in the public would like to donate.
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