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'In my eyes they were angels, I guess that's why god called them home'

Father speaks after two children hit and killed
Posted at 10:29 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 08:18:14-05

ESSEX, Md. — A father’s world was turned upside down at the intersection of Eastern Blvd. and Orville Road in Essex Monday night.

“In my eyes they were angels and I guess that’s why god called them home man,” said Johnny Norris.

His 5-year-old son Jhalil and 6-year-old son Jovanni were hit and killed while walking with his 9-year-old son Janmen and their mother.

“Jahlil, he was a dancer he liked to dance,” Norris said. “All the new dances that came out he would get them down pat real fast and be doing new dances. They loved school they loved their siblings.”

The oldest of the three boys fighting for his life at the hospital.

His father knows he could hear him when he was by his side.

“I’m sure he heard me because he was moving and stuff. I told him I loved him, I told him I need him to pull through. I told him he’s a very strong young man and h can fight through this.”

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The mother is also at the hospital.

“She’s a great mom. She took them to school every day, made sure they were fed and clothed and stuff like that. She’s a good mom. She never left her kids man.”

Police say the driver stayed at the scene.

Dad said he misses their voices laughing and playing.

“My kids was good kids, and they deserved to live a full life. Something they’ll never get a chance to do.”

Detectives are still working to determine the cause of the crash.

The family has started a GoFundMe to help the family with funeral expenses.