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Family of man who died after being hit by 2 vehicles in Seattle: 'He had a beautiful soul'

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David Allen, 29, died after being hit by 2 vehicles near the intersection of 40th Avenue Northeast and Sand Point Way Northeast in Seattle on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Photo provided by Allen's family)

SEATTLE -- The family of a man hit by two vehicles in Northeast Seattle is pleading for the second drivers to come forward.

David Allen, 29, died early last week after being hit twice near the intersection of 40th Avenue Northeast and Sand Point Way Northeast. He was not in a crosswalk at the time, police said.

One of the drivers who hit Allen has already turned themselves in, Seattle police told KOMO News Sunday.

Allen struggled at times during his life, his sister Jessica Lewellen said.

But family meant the world to him, and he meant the world to his family, Lewellen added.

That love is something Lewellen and her aunt, Debbie Tucker, can smile about as they fight through their grief and pain.

"(David) had a beautiful heart, beautiful soul," Lewellen said. "He loved animals. He loved to take pictures. All he ever wanted to do was love and be loved."

Neither Lewellen nor Tucker know what Allen was doing or where he was going late Monday night when he was hit by two vehicles while walking across the street near Seattle Children’s Hospital, they said. He didn't have any personal effects on him, they said.

Witnesses told police the drivers who hit Allen never bothered to stop to see if he was okay.

"I’m angry," Lewellen said. "They left my baby brother on the side of the road. I’m mad at both of them. I’m angry at both of them. I’m angry. People need to be careful when they’re driving."

Within the past week, one of the drivers who hit Allen came forward, but not much is known about the second driver, Seattle police said.

Lewellen and Tucker are grateful for the witnesses who stopped to make sure Allen wouldn’t get hit a third time before help arrived.

"They put a barricade between them and between him and the cars, and they tried to protect him so that he wouldn’t be hit again," Lewellen said. "I want to give them hugs… like… you guys put your lives in danger to protect my little brother."

Lewellen says all Allen wanted was to be with their mom, who died tragically nearly 20 years ago.

It gives her some sense of peace they’re now together.

But nothing can heal the pain she feels over how they were both taken away.

"(David) just wanted to play music and be loved and just be happy," Lewellen said. "Now he’s not struggling at all. He’s with our mom. I have to believe that he’s with her."

"He is," Tucker added.

The driver who came forward last week told investigators they didn’t know they actually hit someone, Seattle police told KOMO News. Officers don’t have a good description of the second vehicle that hit Allen.

It’s possible both drivers could face charges, police said.

Lewellen's family has created a GoFundMe page to help with expenses. Click here to make a donation.