EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- The mother of a boy struck and killed in a hit-and-run urged the driver to come forward at a candle-light vigil Friday.

Neighbor's comforted the mom at a vigil in east St. Louis last night.

Heartbroken family and friends gathered at a vigil for Maurice Richards.

The 11-year-old boy was left for dead by a hit and run driver Wednesday on State Street in East St. Louis.

Police say surveillance video has been collected from the location where the little boy was hit.

Maurice's mom just hopes whoever killed her son comes forward.

The accident happened around 6:30 Wednesday evening near the intersection of State Street and Post Place.

Officers believe 11-year-old Maurice Richards was hit by a car, and then left to die on the side of the road. And police say several people drove around his body without stopping to help.

When someone finally stopped to help, they dialed 911, but it was too late. He died at the hospital.

Richards was a fourth grader at Gordon Bush Elementary School.

Police are hopeful someone will come forward with information that will lead them to the driver of the vehicle.

CrimeStoppers is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (866) 371-TIPS.