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Family, friends raise money for Hanford hit-and-run victims

Grieving family and friends are raising money for Raymond Romero and his family.

Romero was killed on Christmas in a car accident in Hanford. 

Family says his pregnant girlfriend and three children were in the car. 

Miranda Garza gave birth shortly after the crash. 

One hot dog and soda at a time family and friends are helping.

"We are doing a food fundraiser," says Celeste Franco, "we are selling hot dogs, chips and water, all donations are going to Miranda and her children for their medical expenses she has baby, diapers."

Feet away sits a memorial for Raymond Romero where the accident happened. 

"She is being strong for her kids, yesterday was the first time she seen them since the accident, we just need a lot of prayers," says Miranda's Aunt, Eva Garza. 

Garza's aunt says the family has a long road ahead.

She says Miranda and her baby were discharged from the hospital...

While we were at the fundraiser Miranda called and told her how the other kids are doing. 

"Nathan is getting discharged today, we need prayers for little Raymond and little Louie," she says, "Raymond is going to be in surgery all day they are going to reconstruct his little face, but little Louie, he needs a lot of prayers."

From online go fund me pages to buying food at the fundraiser, people in the area say they want to help however they can.  

"God let me give some money, I think it is right to do it is really sad I really wanted to help out," says Beverly Brooks.  

Family and friends say they plan to be at the intersection of Hume and 11th Avenues again on Saturday.


 


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