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Family and friends remember six-year-old hit and killed by car

Sabrina Hayes, Family member Sabrina Hayes, Family member
Henry Holloway, Javeion McClendon's Grandfather Henry Holloway, Javeion McClendon's Grandfather
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A year after a six-year old Albany boy was hit and killed by a car, family members are still hoping for safety improvements in the neighborhood.  

Javeion McClendon's loved ones held a vigil at the corner of South Harding Street and Corn Avenue. More than 100 people gathered to release balloons and pray. There is a homemade memorial where Javeion was hit last June 23rd. He died a year ago today.  Relatives say he was full of life.  

"He was an angel that was here for a short period of who made such an impact into so many people's lives," said Sabrina Hayes.      

"We're trying to talk to the commissioners, set an appointment so that we talk about speed breakers around in our community," said Henry Holloway, Javeion McClendon's grandfather.

Javeion's grandfather says the city put up a 'Watch for Children" sign a week later after the accident. Family members are now working on a Foundation in Javeion's honor.  Police said he ran in front of the car, so the driver was not charged.

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