Family seeks help in burying hit-and-run victim

Wake arrangements set
October 17, 2009 3:05:04 PM PDT
The family of Martha Gonzalez is asking for the public's help after their loved one was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Pilsen earlier in the week.The accident took place Tuesday. Witnesses say Gonzalez was crossing Halsted when a northbound car hit her, throwing her into the air. They say the driver never stopped.

Gonzalez was pronounced dead immediately. According to a family member, she was married and had two children, a 3-year-old boy and a teenage boy.

Relatives say a wake will be held both Sunday and Monday, but funeral arrangements have not been decided.

Family members tell ABC7 Chicago they have created a "Martha Gonzalez" fund with MB Financial Bank to cover funeral and burial expenses, and they are asking for the public's help.

Arrangements for the wake:

Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wolniak Funeral
5700 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL

Police say the vehicle that hit Gonzalez is a blue or purple, four-door sedan with a chrome center grille and damage on the front driver's side.

A police blue light camera near the intersection reportedly did not record the collision.


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