NBC10 report: Funerals held today for family killed in Boulevard accident

    Funeral services are being held this morning for Samara Selena Banks and three of her young children.

    Banks and her four boys were crossing the Roosevelt Boulevard on the night of June 16 when they were hit by a car that witnesses say was speeding down the busy highway.

    Banks, 28, and three of her boys, ages 4, 23 months and 7 months, died from the impact. Her oldest son, who is five, survived.

    Normally, Banks took a different route home, but that night, according to her aunt, she changed her routine because she was concerned about being followed.

    The funeral for Banks and her children, Saamir Williams, Saa’Sean and Saa’Deem will be held at Deliverance Church on 2001 W. Lehigh Avenue in Philadelphia. The viewing will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m.

    The driver accused of hitting the family, Akhmedov was arrested, along with a second driver, Ahmen Holloman, because police believe the two men were street racing.

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