There was a growing memorial at the scene of the accident in the 11800 block of Braesview that killed 9-year-old Tatyana Babineaux.
One of her classmates, who usually walked home with her, stopped by with his family to place stuffed animals at the scene and pray for her.
"It's really scary. When I heard, I really, really wanted to come out here and visit Tatyana," Louis Mancha said.
His mother said it was eye-opening.
"It's disturbing. It's even more disturbing that this person left and doesn't have the conscience to turn himself in," Erica Mancha said.
Traffic officers patrolled the area before dawn Thursday, around the same time Tatyana set off for school the day before.
A crossing guard who saw the truck that hit her came to visit the memorial, and said he always watched for Tatyana, his early-bird walker.
"I knew that my little one didn't come by at that time," John Sanchez said. When he heard there was a hit and run in the area, he said he went to the school office fearing the worst.
"I asked her if it was one of my kids that crossed that got hit. She had showed me a picture, and that's when I just broke down," Sanchez said.
Even people who had never met Tatyana stopped at the memorial with stuffed animals, balloons and flowers.
"It's a child, and everyone has a child, so it just hurts," said Adriana Posada, who brought a teddy bear from her coworkers.
"It's disturbing. It's even more disturbing that this person left and doesn't have the conscience to turn himself in."
A makeshift memorial has also been set up in Babineaux's memory near the accident scene and a family friend created a GoFundMe.com website page requesting donations that will be passed on to Babineaux's family.