Vigil in Kissimmee remembers loving father, husband


ACTIVITY BRUSH FIRES IN BREVARD.>>>A FATHER OF THREE AND A HUSBAND KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN CRASH. NEWS 6’S JENNIFER ORTEGA IS THERE WHERE A VIGIL IS HELD.>>Reporter: FAMILY AND FRIENDS PUT UP THIS MEMORIAL BEHIND ME IN THE LAST COUPLE HOURS REMEMBERING CHRISTOPHER MORGAN. TONIGHT THE FAMILY SAYS HE LEFT BEHIND A WIFE AND THREE YOUNG CHILDREN.>>I MISS HIM. THAT WAS MY BABY.>>Reporter: FAMILY AND FRIENDS BOWED THEIR HEADS IN PRAYER, CONSOLING NOW MORGAN GRIEVING WIDOW.>>I COULDN’T BRING MY KIDS HERE. IT’S NOT EASY.>>Reporter: CHRISTOPHER MORGAN WAS ON HIS MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE WAS KILLED BY A CAR TURNING LEFT. THE ACCIDENT ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA. YOU COULD SEE THE DRIVER OF THE CAR GET OUT, GLANCE AT MORGAN AND TAKE OFF.>>HE SUFFERED. PROBABLY THE WORST PART ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW? AND OF COURSE THE VIDEO THAT CAME ON AFTERWARDS DIDN’T HELP.>>Reporter: THE DRIVER, ACCORDING TO TROOPERS WAS 21-YEAR-OLD STEPHANIE CRUISE RODRIGUEZ.>>I WAS IN SHOCK. I WAS — I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.>>Reporter: SHE POSTED THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK, TELLING HER VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED SAYING THE CRASH WAS NOT HER FAULT.>>WHEN I HIT HIM AND HE HIT ME, I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. PEOPLE WERE HONKING AT ME. HE WAS GOING EXTREMELY FAST. I DID NOT SEE HIM. AND I’M SORRY.>>Reporter: TONIGHT FRIENDS TELLING HER THEY HOPE SMILEY GETS JUSTICE.>>I’M UPSET, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR EVERYONE ELSE. THE FAMILIES MOSTLY.>>>NOW TROOPERS ARE INVESTIGATING TO SEE IF SPEED WAS A FACTOR IN THIS CRASH. THEY SAY THAT THE DRIVER COULD

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