CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The two brothers that were hit and killed by a truck in west Charlotte will be buried today.
One-year-old Jeremy Brewton and 5-year-old Kadrien Pendergrass were walking with their father when they were struck by a box truck at the intersection of Shady Lane and West Tyvola Road last week.
The funeral will be held at Greater Gaililee Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. A visitation is scheduled for 12 p.m.
A candlelight vigil was held for the two brothers Monday night at the intersection where they were killed.
Latonya Harris was Brewton's teacher. He was a sweet baby, she said through tears. Only one years old. He hadn't been here long at all.
Harris believes the two brothers might be alive now if there were sidewalks on the stretch of road where they walked each day to school.
Unfortunately because of this tragedy, I believe the whole community is now aware, said Charlotte City Council member Lawana Mayfield. She said she is working with the city to get sidewalks in the neighborhood but she warns it will take time and money.
Sabrina Williams doesn't know the family but she attended to show support and sympathy. Along with many in attendance, Williams wants to see sidewalks too.
I know we're saying there's no money. We have money for everything else. Why can't we put a sidewalk here? I don't understand it, she said.
Before the vigil ended, the boy's parents released two balloons into the air.