July 4, 2014

Joey Sellers - a 12 year old victim of a hit and run driver in Brooklyn, New York

Joey Sellers, age 12, died on July 2, 2014, at a hospital in New York City. 
Joey Sellers

After 4:40 p.m., Joey, her sister, age 9, and her mother, age 38, were standing on a sidewalk in Brooklyn when a driver in a stolen minivan lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the three female pedestrians. 

All three were seriously injured and were transported to a local hospital.  Tragically Joey passed away from her injuries. The younger daughter has to undergo surgery.

The driver of the minivan climbed out of the van's window and fled on foot, limping.  He had been speeding when the van jumped the curb, striking the three females who it is believed were at a bus stop.

Robert Decarlo, age 26, turned himself in to Police the next day.  He has been charged
Robert Decarlo
with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, possession of stolen property and other charges. 

Robert Decarlo had been arrested previously, on May 23, 2014, for heroin possession and robbery, grand larceny and possession of stolen property.  He had been involved in a March 21, 2014 robbery of a 65 year old woman at her home in Brighton Beach.  It is alleged that during that robbery he kicked and hit the woman and stole her wallet. 

It is reported that Robert Decarlo is the caretaker for his ailing grandfather and lives at home with his sick mother. 

Jesus, pray for Joey and for those
who have lost her
If his relatives are sick now, they'll be sicker later after they deal with this dude's escalating criminal career. He is only 26 years old and already he's chalking up a rap sheet faster than Judas.

Joey is described as a sweet girl who loved to dance and to paint.  She was a beautiful little girl who had her whole life ahead of her.

Joey's family members are devastated by her senseless and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Joey is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her mother and her sister. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  They are with us one moment and are gone the next.

Pray for justice for Joey.  

God save us from the Lost Ones who have no regard for human life.  They are killing us, Father. 

Pray that Joey is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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