Sean Charles Greer Identified as Man Charged For Killing Two Children in Hit and Run

Sean Charles Greer was arrested by Florida police on Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run where two children died and four others were hospitalized.

Broward Sheriff's detectives confirmed they arrested the 27-year-old on Tuesday, according to a 7News report. Investigators have said Greer confessed to his involvement in the crash that occurred on Northwest 24th Street and Ninth Avenue, Broward County.

He also admitted that he is on probation for burglary of a dwelling in Broward County. The crash happened on December 27 at 2:48 p.m. and the victims have since been identified. Those injured in the crash were all under the age of 11.

The deceased victims were identified as 6-year-old Andrea Fleming and 5-year-old Paris Kylie Jones. The surviving victims were 10-year old Jonathan Carter, 2-year-old Audre Fleming, 9-year-old Draya Fleming and 9-year-old Laziyah Stokes.

Detectives have said Greer sped around a Broward Transit bus and seemed to lose control and overcorrected onto a driveway where the children were walking with an adult relative.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the car involved was a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan, driven by a male subject. After the crash occurred the vehicle accelerated and fled the area.

Police were able to retrieve physical evidence at the crime scene and release a description of the car involved. When Greer's vehicle was located it had damage consistent with being involved in the crash, according to the police.

In the aftermath of the incident, neighbors rushed over to help the victims. A resident, Harriet Lewis said a girl ended up pinned underneath a parked car.

Retelling the story, Lewis said: "I said, 'Oh, my God, she's alive. She's got to have a pulse.' I was holding her hand and letting her know, 'Just hear my voice. Don't go. Don't sleep, just hear my voice.'"

The driver of the bus, Selvin Arjun, spoke to 7News about the crash. He said: "As soon as he gets in front of me, he just went straight for the kids. Even if you're not paying attention, and you run and you hit something, you should stop."

According to the arrest report, Greer now faces two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, tampering with evidence, four counts of driving without a license causing death and/or serious bodily injuries and driving with a suspended license

The mother of Paris Jones has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral and memorial costs. She also posted a message to the page expressing her anguish and her determination for justice. The full statement can also be read on the GoFundMe page.

It read: "I want to share some sorrowful information with you and ask for your help. I'm thankful for all of the prayers and support that I received thus far. The emotions of my loss is too much for me to cope so please extend your blessings and charitable offerings or donations to help commemorate a burial for my baby, my daughter, Paris Kyli-Ann Jones who was a tender age of 5 years old.

"Paris was hit and struck by a hit and run driver today and she was pronounced dead at the scene in Wilton Manors Florida. No reason why her and 5 of her family members were hit and one other child died as well.

"I will always love my daughter and will never stop and I will prevail and seek justice amongst the person responsible."

The City of Wilton Manors is also hosting a community outreach so residents can speak to the Florida Crisis Response team following the incident.

The event was posted to Wilton Manors Police Department Twitter page and is set to take place on Thursday, December 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hagen Park.

Newsweek has contacted the Broward Sheriff's Office for comment.

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Booking image of Sean Charles Greer provided by Broward County Sherriff's Office. Sean Charles Greer was arrested by Florida police on Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run where two children died and four others were hospitalized. Broward County Sheriff's Office