BENTON TOWNSHIP - Taeyon Richard was being remembered Thursday as a sweet kid who was always smiling, liked to dribble a basketball and loved the green and black Ninja Turtle bicycle his father had recently bought for him.

Taeyon, 3, was riding that bicycle Wednesday when he was hit by a van at the townhouse complex on a road between his parents' apartments at Berrien Homes on Council Drive in Benton Township.