Ethiopia: 14 Year Old Hit and Run Victim Dies

Michigan | Ethiopia

A 14 year old student at Waverly High School has died from the injuries that she received in a hit and run accident earlier this week.

The Eaton County County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that 14-year-old Helina Dirba died after being hit by a car on W. Michigan Avenue near Harriet Avenue around 7:30 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Witnesses say the girl was struck by a dark colored sedan traveling west bound. The car left the scene of the crash. Sheriff officials have arrested a man in connection with this accident. He is expected to be arraigned on Friday afternoon.

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Helina Dirba was hit by a car while walking to school on October 28. She tragically died from her injuries 2 days later. Helina is the daughter of one of our nursing students at Lansing Community College. The nursing students and faculty are asking that you please support and pray for the family of Helina Dereba as they go through this very sad and difficult time.

The family would like to take her home to Ethiopia for her final rest. Even the smallest of donations will help with expenses.