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Boy injured after hit-and-run in WPB dies

Posted at 12:34 PM, Nov 13, 2016

A 13 year old boy struck by a hit and run driver three weeks ago has died.  

Isaiah Reynolds-Blue was crossing Military Trail from Cherry Rd. west of the city when he was hit, throwing him roughly 60 feet from the point of impact.

He passed away Monday afternoon, according to his great aunt, Jorie Volatile Herndadez, 

"He's never going to date, he's never going to go to college, he's never going to get married," said Hernandez.

The driver of that car fled the scene and is still at large.

Isaiah was at St. Mary's Medical Center. He suffered internal brain damage and is in a medically induced coma. His mom and dad didn't leave his side.

Hernandez says her nephew Isaiah is a sweet and a good kid. He loves basketball and the Green Bay Packers, "He has his whole life ahead of him."

That's what makes this especially hard.

"Devastated, heartbroken, sick to my stomach," says Hernandez. 

For weeks, Isaiah's classmates at Renassaince Charter School in West Palm Beach prayed he pulled through. On November 14, they named the day in his honor. His classmates wore orange, Isaiah's favorite color. Their shirts said #Lilzay.

On November 4th, Isaiah was with a friend crossing Military Trail when he was hit.

Investigators say the driver fled in a light blue or gray Toyota Corolla. 

However, Jori isn't thinking about that.

"All we're thinking about is Isaiah just getting Isaiah to wake up. This could be months, maybe even years of rehabilitation and we're fine with that," says Hernandez.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Isaiah's medical need. So far more than $5,000 has been raised.

Isaiah's family is planning his funeral.