Young girls killed in a hit and run crash are laid to rest - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Young girls killed in a hit and run crash are laid to rest

Two young girls killed by a hit and run driver were laid to rest Tuesday.

The case is still open, despite the arrest of Kenielle Finch.  Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen Finch before the crash.

Meanwhile, the victims' family members are thanking the community in the midst of their grieving.

Tuesday morning hundreds of mourners packed St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Highlands.  A short time later, hearses carrying the bodies of 5 year old Claudia Wadlington and 4 year old Riley Lawrence arrived.

Several city leaders, including Metro Police Chief Robert White and Councilman David Tandy also attended the funeral.  Tandy, who's daughter was a fellow classmate of Riley Lawrence, thanked the the community on behalf of the families.  "They asked me as the parent of a classmate to express to the community their thanks for the love and support that the community has shown to them."

Some of that love and support is on display at the scene of the tragedy with this makeshift memorial, and family members also want to thank the men and women who tried to save the young girls.

The suspect, Kenielle Finch, has been arrested and is being held at Metro Corrections, but police are still looking for other witnesses in the case.

Police say during the chase Finch almost hit another driver and they need help finding that person.  They are asking anyone with information to call the anonymous police tipline at 574-LMPD.

Meanwhile, the funeral lasted about an hour and a half and then the young victims were laid to rest side-by-side at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Right now, Kenielle Finch is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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