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Police: Driver turns himself in after two teens killed in hit-and-run

Posted August 28

— Two families are devastated and want answers after two teen girls were hit and killed early Saturday morning by a driver who left them for dead.

"Why her?"

It's the question family members are asking themselves after the two teen girls were struck and killed in Flint.

"I was shocked. I didn't think it was real. I still don't think it was real." said Tank

Tank said his cousin Tatiana was one of the victims in this tragedy. Police said at about 12:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, two 13-year-old girls were walking along Saginaw and Carton Street when a northbound driver hit them and took off.

"Thirteen years old! Hit by a car. Dead on impact. It's a shocker to the whole family, every body. And sad and down right now," Tank said.

The driver of the car has yet to be identified, but police believe speed may have played a factor.

A memorial where they were hit holds candles burning in memory of those two girls alongside t-shirts with #longlivetati and the number 13.

#Forever13 is also spray painted near the accident site. Tank believes the girls may have been attending a teen night club that was only open for one night. He said he wishes he could have done something.

"It's crazy cause she was asking me about these earrings that I was gonna get her. I still ain't got them for her. I'm sad I didn't get a chance to get them before this happened," Tank said.

Tank said the family is trying to cope and pick up the pieces.

"I just wish she could have been here for more time," Tank said.

On Monday, police announced the driver turned himself in to police on Saturday. Investigators said they would release additional information in the coming days. The names of those involved have not been released by police at this time.

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