Tercia Tenner spent a part of her Christmas Eve on the cemetery. Her 24-year-old son was killed by a hit-and-run driver practically per week in the past.
“God sees all,” she mentioned. “Please, in case you noticed one thing, say one thing.”
Her son, DeYontá D. Tenner of Kansas Metropolis, was strolling house from work simply after midnight final Friday morning when police mentioned he was struck by a automotive close to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue. His physique wasn’t discovered till Sunday morning, greater than 48 hours later. Police introduced his identification Thursday morning.
“He was a really outgoing, loving particular person,” Tenner mentioned of her son. “He cherished to fulfill individuals. He at all times smiled. His smile, it shone identical to the solar.”
Tenner additionally was a faithful father of a 1-year-old boy, DeYontá Tenner Jr. He “dreamed to be one of the best father and supporter” for his son, his mom mentioned.
“He was working towards changing into a tattoo artist,” she mentioned. “He hoped to have his personal store and his personal enterprise.”
There are plenty of inventive individuals within the household, his mom mentioned, and he was simply born with the expertise and wished to share it with others.
“I consider in my coronary heart that why he cherished it a lot is as a result of it was one thing that he might share that, you realize, belonged to him with all people,” his mom mentioned.
Kansas City police have launched a collage of of surveillance images of the automotive they consider was concerned within the lethal crash. They’re asking for assist figuring out it.
“The car was touring at a excessive price of velocity within the northbound lanes, left the roadway placing a pedestrian who was pronounced useless from their accidents,” police mentioned on Twitter.
In addition they launched a video of the suspect car Wednesday, saying it “will likely be closely broken probably within the left rear quarter panel and the again window will likely be shattered.”
Anybody with details about the dying or the car is requested to name a police detective at 816-949-1524 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
The loss has been onerous on the household, Tenner mentioned.
“My son wished love and peace for his son first, for his household and for the world,” she mentioned.