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10-year-old killed in hit-and-run remembered for her happiness and love

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The 10-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend is being remembered as "the embodiment of life, happiness, and most of all love."

Caylin Donovan, of Lake Park, was killed just before 8 p.m. Friday on Highway 18 near 240th Street, according to the State Patrol.

Her mom Ginnie Donovan told Forum News Service Caylin was at the edge of a family member's driveway trying to get reception on a cellphone when she was hit and killed.

Driver may not know they hit someone

The State Patrol Monday reiterated they are still looking for the driver.

The agency says says the driver may not know they hit the girl.

Officials are also hoping to speak to the driver of a white Ford pickup that was pulling a fifth-wheel camper – the driver was in the area at the time of the incident and may have witnessed something, the report notes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Patrol Lt. Adam Fulton at 218-316-3025.

Remembering Caylin

Caylin's mother said her death has left a "huge, gaping hole" in her chest, according to Forum News Service.

"She will never come running around the house again to give me a hug. She will never pop out from behind a tree because she had mad ninja skills. She was stolen and I will never get her back," Ginnie Donovan wrote in a post on Facebook Sunday, remembering her daughter as someone who loved macaroni and cheese, her sister, reading, and picking rocks.

Ginnie Donovan told Forum News Service that the community has shown her an outpouring of support since Caylin's death. A GoFundMe page set up to help pay for funeral expenses raised nearly $4,500 in one day.

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