Gina Babineaux, the mother of nine-year-old Tatyana Babineaux, is holding on tight to the memories of her daughter.
"I wanted to see her go to college. Get married, get a wonderful job and children of her own and I won’t get to see that,” said Gina Babineaux.
Flipping through a photo album filled with pictures of Tatyana she couldn’t help but smile.
"She was fun loving, she was happy, she wanted to help everybody. She gave her mother gray hair as you can see, but she just loved life,” said Babineaux.
Tatyana was on her way to school Wednesday morning. She was crossing the street on the 18,000 block of Braesview when she was hit by a newer model pewter-colored Chevrolet Colorado.
The vehicle never stopped to help. Babineaux was on the phone with Tatyana when it happened.
"Then all of a sudden I hear the phone drop and it’s like Tati? Tatyana it's mom,” said Babineaux.
It would be the last time Babineaux would ever talk to her daughter.
"I don't wish this upon my worst enemy because no parent should lose their child and especially in such a horrific way," Babineaux said.
Police identified the man who they said struck and killed a 9-year-old on Wednesday.
According to police, Isidro Espinosa-Solis, 39, who is also known as Isidro Solis-Espinosa, was caught late Friday as he tried to cross the border into Mexico.
They say he will be charged with failure to stop and render aid -- serious bodily injury.
They said Solis fled. His truck was found Friday morning behind a house in the 100 block of Fay Avenue on the South Side. Residents of the home claim they had nothing to do with the accident.
Solis has a previous conviction for DWI and driving with an open alcohol container.