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Candlelight vigil for man killed in crash on Christmas

Candlelight vigil for man killed in crash on Christmas (FOX26)

Hanford police are still trying to track down the drive of a GMC Yukon who caused a deadly crash on Christmas night.

The accident happened at 11th and Hume Avenues.

It killed the driver of a Chevy Malibu, 32-year-old Raymond Romero, Jr.

His girlfriend, 29-year-old Miranda Garza, suffered a fractured neck.

She had an emergency C-section Tuesday and delivered a little girl.

Three boys in the car were badly hurt and are all listed in critical condition.

The family held a candlelight vigil Tuesday at the Hanford intersection where the crash happened the night before.

A crowd of 100 mourners lit candles to honor Raymond.

Raymond's father said, "He would do anything for his kids. He loved his kids dearly, He loved them. Like my sister said, he was a gentle giant."

His pastor, James Purser, offered words of comfort and hope. "We're gonna ask God to rally the community around this family and build something out of this and to correct something."

Hanford police say 21-year-old Abraham Chavez and 19-year-old Angel Costillo are wanted for leaving the accident scene.

Zoe Barrios is also wanted because the GMC Yukon is registered to her.

"Turn yourselves in. I really don't got anything against them. It happened and I wish they'd turn themselves in," said Raymond Romero, Sr.

Family members have started a GoFundMe account. Click here if you would like to contribute.


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