Memorial service held Saturday for young man killed in hit-and-run crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police in Arizona say a young man from Colorado Springs was killed in a hit-and-run crash.

The Phoenix Police Department released a video a few days after the crash happened April 8, hoping someone knows who's responsible. That video can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

Taylor White was killed just weeks before his wedding.

"Taylor cared about you, he loved you, he was there for you, he had your back," Nate White said about his son.

"If he was giving you a hard time it means he cared," Nate's wife Angela added.

The 21-year-old student attended Grand Canyon University. He was studying to be an athletic trainer and had an internship with the Royals set up for this summer. The oldest of four, Taylor was going to marry his fiance Sarah on April 28. Those wedding arrangements have now become funeral arrangements.

"We know there is a whole community, there are multiple communities of people that are grieving our son," Angela said. "As his family, we are sitting here grieving, barely remembering to breathe. God is breathing for us right now."

While Taylor and his best friend were out for a run in Phoenix, a white Ford Expedition swerved around a stopped car, ran a red light, then hit and killed Taylor. The SUV left the scene and was caught on camera a short time later. A week after the incident, CBS 5 in Phoenix reported police found the vehicle involved, but the suspect was still on the run.

Taylor's parents say they've already forgiven the driver, but that person must still face the consequences.

"We are praying for justice but we don't want vengeance," Angela stated.

Phoenix police have now increased the reward to $5,000 in hopes of finding the driver.

"We need to remember Taylor would want us to move from this place of grief into this place of bold and adventurous faith-filled life," Angela said.

Taylor's services will be held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs on Saturday, April 21. A donation page has been set up, click here to give.

Watch below for a livestream of the memorial service beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday: