Family grieves after hit-and-run kills Margarita Gonzalez, of Stamford

The family put together a memorial less than

The family put together a memorial less than 24 hours after Gonzalez was killed.

STAMFORD - The family of a Stamford woman killed Sunday in a hit-and-run accident spoke to News 12 Connecticut about their loss.

The crash happened as 70-year-old Margarita Gonzalez was headed home from Easter dinner at her nephew's house. The family put together a memorial less than 24 hours after Gonzalez was killed while crossing at the corner of Woodland Avenue and Atlantic Street.

One of Gonzalez' seven children spoke fondly about her mom, who was also a grandmother to 22 and a great-grandmother to six. The woman didn't want her face shown on camera, but shared with News 12 some of the pictures and mementos that are helping to comfort her during this difficult time.

Police say the driver that hit Gonzalez, 45-year-old Yolanda MacDowell, crossed the double yellow line and was driving in the wrong direciton. Gonzalez' family says they're not focused on loss or even forgiveness right now, but rather trying to honor their mother's memory.

The family spent the day making funeral arrangements. A visitation is set for Friday and a service will be held Saturday.

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