Family members walk in Stamford for restaurant workers killed in hit-and-run

Giovani Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias Lozano, who both worked at Cantina Mexicana Restaurant, were killed on their way home from work while crossing Washington Boulevard.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2022, 1:10 AM

Updated 534 days ago

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Family and friends held a walk for justice in remembrance of the two Stamford restaurant workers killed in a hit-and-run earlier this month.
Giovani Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias Lozano, who both worked at Cantina Mexicana Restaurant, were killed on their way home from work while crossing Washington Boulevard.
Police say the driver, Michael Talbot, tried to flee the scene but was later found hiding behind a dumpster. No arrest or charges have been made in the case.
Family and friends say they are upset at the lack of justice for their loved ones.
Stamford police tell News 12 that they are waiting for results from the state crime lab before they proceed with any prosecution.
Benis' 7-year-old twins took part in the protest wearing shirts that said, "Justice for Daddy."
"They cry every single night for their dad, you know," says Carly Maria Garrido. "I want them to see that we are all getting together to get justice for their dad. He didn't deserve, Yuliana didn't deserve to die like that."
Family and friends say they also want to see safety changes at the intersection of the accident.


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