Aaliyah Griffin, 6, one of three little girls who were killed Wednesday when a car barreled onto a packed sidewalk in Feltonville, will be laid to rest this morning.
Services will be held later this week for the two other girls, Gina Marie Rosario, 7, and Remedy Smith, 11 months, and for Remedy's mother, LaToya, 22, who was also hit when a suspect fleeing police sped in his car down 3rd Street and into the crowd near Annsbury. LaToya Smith died the next day.
A viewing for Aaliyah will begin today at 9 a.m. at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia, said Vanessa Boyer, Aaliyah's and Remedy's grandmother. A funeral Mass begins at 11 a.m.
Gina Marie's viewing will be held tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. at Compagnola Funeral Home, 5th and Cayuga streets, according to a sign outside her grandmother's home, a few doors from Boyer's.
A Mass for Gina Marie will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 5th Street and Girard Avenue. Gina Marie's family requested that those who come wear white.
Services for Remedy and LaToya Smith will be held Friday, but final arrangements have not been made, Boyer said.
Meanwhile, Donta Cradock, 18, the alleged driver of the car, remains hospitalized, police said.
He has been charged with murder, vehicular homicide, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery, carjacking, gun charges and several other offenses.
A spokeswoman from the Philadelphia Police Department and an officer from the Accident Investigation Department both said that they had received no information confirming that Cradock is paralyzed, despite reports that he is. *