Search for driver in hit-and-run that killed girl, 8

June 16, 2011 5:04:19 AM PDT
A search is under way for the driver of a silver or gray SUV who hit and killed a girl on her bike and then did not stop.

Friends and family gathered for a vigil Wednesday night outside the South Side home of Mariela Crisostomo, 8.

The girl was riding in the 3300-block of W. 62nd Place Tuesday afternoon when she was hit.

Crisostomo died Wednesday.

People who live in the neighborhood say they have seen drivers using W. 62nd Place as a short cut to reach Kedzie, and they would like to see speed bumps put in.