Dan Vega, the father of Brittany Vega, 14, (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Dan Vega, the father of Brittany Vega, 14, cries after a funeral service for his daughter at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church Monday. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Brittany Vega, 14, killed on Sunrise Highway

Brittany Vega, 14, was struck and killed Sept. 22 in Wantagh near the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue.

Dan and Sandi Vega, the parents of 14-year-old
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Dan and Sandi Vega, the parents of 14-year-old Brittany Vega, leave Bellmore Presbyterian Church after the funeral service for their daughter. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Two women embrace before funeral services for the
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Two women embrace before funeral services for the 14-year-old Brittany Vega at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church Monday. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Pall bearers carry the casket of 14-year-old Brittany
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Pall bearers carry the casket of 14-year-old Brittany Vega following the funeral service at Bellmore Presbyterian Church. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Brittany Vega, a 14-year-old Wantagh High School freshman,
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Brittany Vega, a 14-year-old Wantagh High School freshman, was hit and killed by car while crossing Sunrise Highway Sept. 22, 2010.

Dan Vega, the father of Brittany Vega, 14,
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Dan Vega, the father of Brittany Vega, 14, cries after a funeral service for his daughter at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church Monday. (Sept. 27, 2010)

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Mourners attend a funeral service at for Brittany
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Mourners attend a funeral service at for Brittany Vega, 14, at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church Monday September 27, 2010. Brittany was killed while walking to school across Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Daniel and Sandi Vega, parents of Brittany Vega,
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Daniel and Sandi Vega, parents of Brittany Vega, leave Bellmore Presbyterian Church following a funeral of their daughter, Monday. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Friends and family carry Brittany Vega's casket following
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Friends and family carry Brittany Vega's casket following her funeral at Bellmore Presbyterian Church, Monday. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Dan Vega gazes at a memorial for his
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Dan Vega gazes at a memorial for his daughter on the corner of Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue, near where Brittany, 14, was struck and killed while walking to school. (Sept. 22, 2010)

A memorial marks the corner of Sunrise Highway
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A memorial marks the corner of Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue where Brittney Vega, 14, was struck and killed while attempting to cross the Sunrise Highway, Wednesday. (Sept. 22, 2010)

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Caitlin Gryszkin and Katelyn Kearney, friends of Brittany
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Caitlin Gryszkin and Katelyn Kearney, friends of Brittany Vega, console each other near the scene where she was hit on the Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, Wednesday. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Christina McFadden, Nicolette Mallios, and Maria Cochikas, friends
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Christina McFadden, Nicolette Mallios, and Maria Cochikas, friends of Brittany Vega, leave a candle near where Vega was hit on the Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, Wednesday. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Sandi Vega, mother of Brittany Vega, is distraught
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Sandi Vega, mother of Brittany Vega, is distraught hours after her daughter was struck and killed on the Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, Wednesday, (Sept. 22, 2010)

Daniel Vega is distraught hours after his daughter,
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Daniel Vega is distraught hours after his daughter, Brittany Vega, was killed while crossing Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, Wednesday. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Daniel Vega talks about his daughter, Brittany Vega,
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Daniel Vega talks about his daughter, Brittany Vega, Wednesday, hours after Brittany was killed while crossing Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. (Sept. 22, 2010)

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Police tape off the scene at Sunrise Highway
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Police tape off the scene at Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh early Wednesday after a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Police work at the scene at Sunrise Highway
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Police work at the scene at Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh early Wednesday after a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Police work at the scene at Sunrise Highway
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Police work at the scene at Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh early Wednesday after a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed. (Sept. 22, 2010)

A pedestrian was fatally hit trying to cross
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A pedestrian was fatally hit trying to cross Sunrise Highway in Wantagh on Sept. 22, 2010, police said. Westbound Sunrise Highway was closed for more than an hour after the accident. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser

A Department of Transportation traffic camera shows the
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A Department of Transportation traffic camera shows the Sunrise Highway just west of its intersection with Wantagh Avenue, where a pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning. (Sept. 22, 2010)