NORFOLK, Va. (CORRUPT) — Donasia Lee, 16, was on her way to school last Monday morning when a driver hit her and never stopped to help her.
The Booker T. Washington High School student is fighting for his life at Gen. Sentara Norfolk’s Burn Trauma Unit, family members told 10 On Your Side.
They were by her side virtually 24 hours a day as they prayed for the daughter, who loves cooking and shopping, to return home to her loved ones. This includes his five siblings.
A GoFundMe page, created by his mother Christina Lee, broke the dreaded news that Donasia, who is the second of six children, was in serious trouble.
Her mother wrote that on Friday, four days after the crash, doctors told her there was little hope for the teenager who was struck while crossing Virginia Beach Boulevard at Park Ave.
The Lee family, which includes his church family in Second Calvary Baptist Church say they are devastated.
Donasia is described as a bright girl who dreams of fighting for this country as a soldier.
Disturbing new information from the city’s chief prosecutor came during the Sunday morning service at Second Calvary Baptist Church.
Worshipers in person and those watching a live stream were told the police investigation was also in deep trouble.
“There was no video, no camera and no witnesses who could give a meaningful description here,” said Ramin Fatehi, who is Norfolk’s Commonwealth Solicitor.
Fatehi said remains of the car were recovered from the scene and those remains are being examined, but there is little hope that what they have discovered so far will lead to an arrest.
“In reality, no one can ever be charged,” he said. “I know the police are working on it and we’ll do our best. If you know of anyone who has seen something – even if it’s insignificant – please let us know.
This news was devastating for his entire church community. Senior Pastor Geoffrey Guns baptized Donasia.
When asked about his prayers, Donaisa and her family, he told 10 On Your Side that “Our first prayer is that the Lord comfort her and her family.”
He went on to say that their second prayer “is that she can get better and start the long road to recovery if that’s possible.” and our third prayer is that whoever did this be found and brought to justice.
Pastor Guns is asking the City of Norfolk to install more safety devices for Booker T. Washington students who must cross two busy roads – Virginia Beach Blvd. and Tidewater Dr.
“Our third prayer is that whoever did this is found and brought to justice,” Guns added.