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Families mourn 2 children lost in hit and run accident

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- An East Texas district attorneys office will decide whether more charges are now possible in a deadly hit and run case in Mount Pleasant. 21-year old Edward Moya is accused of hitting two children Saturday as they were leaving a movie theater in Mount Pleasant.

4-year old Kameron Jones-Wheeler died at the scene of the wreck. His 13-year old cousin Jocelyn Roberts, died yesterday at a hospital in Dallas. Jocelyn was reportedly trying to shield her cousin from the car when it hit.

A makeshift memorial of flowers and stuffed animals now marks the intersection of Jefferson street at Patrick Street, where two east Texas kids lost their lives.

"I'm sad losing my baby , my baby is no longer on this earth," says Jocelyn's mother, Monica Roberts.

Monica now focuses on her beautiful daughter and the time they spent together.

"At the same time I am so blessed and so at peace, everything happens for a purpose and a reason," she says.

for the family their last memory of 13 year old Jocelyn will be the incredibly brave act of trying to save her cousin. witnesses say when Jocelyn saw the car coming, she tried to shield Kameron from the blow.

"I believe she would have done the same thing for anyone else not just Kameron but that was just her, that's love right there, love ain't love until you give it away," says Kameron's father , Bonnie Wheeler.

 police have only one explanation why the driver of the car, 21-year old Edward Moya, didn't stop.

"at the time of the incident he did not have a valid Texas drivers license," says Mount Pleasant police lieutenant Sharon Gary.

 Jocelyn's mother says her daughters spirit will live on.

"Jocelyn became an organ donor and thus far has saved 6 lives, her death wasn't in vain," Monica says. 

Services for both children with be held Saturday at 2pm at First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. Edward Moya is charged with manslaughter and injury to a child. A grand jury will decide if more charges are added.

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