Four hit by speeding car at vigil

Four hit by speeding car at vigil


Four people were injured when a white Pontiac Sunfire with its headlights off drove into people assembling for a vigil on Hylda Street at 6:30 p.m. and sped away toward Market Street.

Police at the scene said no arrest had been made as of 7:30 p.m.

The vigil was for Robert Brown, 23, of Youngstown, who was killed in a hit-and-run in that same spot late Saturday as he was walking to his car parked on the South Side street.

Marva Barnes of Youngstown said she was getting ready to get out of her car when she saw the Sunfire “zooming down the street and it hit somebody and I heard somebody scream.” The car then started backing toward her so she shut the door of her car, and the Sunfire hit her car, then went forward again and tried to hit somebody but missed, she said.

The last she saw of the Sunfire, it turned right onto Market Street heading south.

There were four people injured — two men that weren’t moving and two people that were talking, she said.

Because the headlights were off, the way the person was driving and because of the 6:30 timing, Barnes said she thinks the act was planned.

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