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KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -- Friends and family met Friday night to remember a KCK man, in the same place he lost his life.


34-year-old Darrin Smith

The 34-year-old was hit by a car and killed earlier this week. Initially the driver fled, but turned himself in and was charged.

The victim's family says they are praying for him as they met to remember 34-year-old Darrin Smith where he took his last breath.

They say Smith was walking home when he was hit by a car and killed. Family members sang church hymns and released balloons in memory of Smith.

Lucious Moore (photo courtesy of WyCo sheriffs)

Lucious Moore (photo courtesy of WyCo sheriffs)

Police say the driver, 33-year-old Lucious Moore fled the scene originally but turned himself in. Some of Smith's family says they aren't holding a grudge against the suspect and are even praying for him.

"We pray for them his family. You know, I just hope everything works out for him in the long run," James Edward Ford Sr. said.

Moore is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death. He's being held at the Wyandotte County Jail on $75,000 bond.

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