Second child killed in crash laid to rest

Second child killed in crash laid to rest

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The second child to die in a tragic accident involving a speeding SUV was laid to rest on Saturday.

For Darryl Howard's friends and relatives, his funeral at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church became a celebration of his life.

In front, a baby blue casket stood next to a large picture of the fun-loving kid that everyone called "Munch".

"Once meeting him you saw he was a good child, he was sweet and did things in his own way," said a friend.

Howard and his friend Joshua McDowell were playing tag in January when an SUV jumped the curb, hitting and killing both boys.

At Howard's funeral, a number of classmates, teachers and other school leaders sat in the front row as Minister Donald Johnson delivered the eulogy.

Both Darryl and his friend Joshua were 11-years-old when they died, but in that short time, they touched a lot of people.

"It's hard because I watched him grow up. We all lived in the same house," said a family member.

Friends, students and teachers all say Darryl will be missed.

"And even though the time seems so short, the memories that he made at our school were lasting memories," said one attendee.

Meanwhile, Sparkle Hastings, the woman whose SUV hit Darryl and Joshua, remains in jail on a $350,000 bond. Hastings faces charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

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