Car vs. horse arrests: Victim's daughter speaks out
For four months now, a street-side memorial has been getting bigger and reminding people of the bizarre accident that happened at 21st Street North and Piatt in July. Forty-nine-year-old Lloyd "Sonny" Ferguson was riding a horse and was hit by a car.
"We'll never get those memories, or those special events like prom or graduation," Ferguson's 17-year-old daughter, Mayona Presley says. "He was going to teach me to drive a stick-shift. It's just moments like that we'll never get to experience."
That's what's on Mayona's mind--not the arrests of two suspects.
Charges against George Childers and Saquaya White follow a four-month investigation in which they were arrested, and then released for lack of evidence. Now, police say they have the goods on these two. Childers is accused of leaving the scene, and White is accused of hiding the car afterward.
Ferguson died from his injuries. A six-year old boy was also on the horse, and suffered serious injuries when the car rammed into them.
Mayona says her family is not focused on who's responsible. They just want to mourn and move on.
"I'm very optimistic," Mayona says. "Filling myself with anger is just going to make the situation worse, so I pray for both sides."
Police say they are still looking for two more suspects in the case.
Moments after the crash, another car hit Ferguson, the boy and two witnesses in the dark. However, police say that driver will not be charged.