An emotional vigil was held Monday evening to remember a 47-year mother of six run down, authorities say, by a vehicle driven by a man evading police.
Family and friends gathered at the site of the crash where Stacy Vaughn-Harrell was killed early Saturday morning by a man who was fleeing from police.
“For her to be struck down the way she was—it’s an awful thing,” said Helen Vaughn, Stacy’s mother. “She loved life, to leave children like this is traumatic thing.”
Vaughn-Harrell was driving home with her daughter, 21-year old Kimberlyn Meyers, when their car was struck by an SUV at 59th and LaSalle in Englewood.
The driver of the SUV that hit them fled on foot after the crash.
“It’s just a lot of unanswered questions that need to be answered and I’m just gonna deal with this the best way I can and just keep my faith in the lord,” said Vaugh-Harrell’s son Joe Banks Jr.
Vaughn-Harrell was remembered as a loving mother who would do anything for anyone.
“This is something I’ll never get over to lose a child is just not right to be taken this way,” Helen said.
Police say the driver who struck Vaughn-Harrell was fleeing from another scene about a block away where shots were fired and a man was taken into custody.
Vaughn-Harrell’s family is now urging the driver who hit her to turn himself in.
“What if this was your mother?” asked Banks.
Vaughn-Harrell’s daughter remains at Stroger Hospital where her condition has stabilized.
The driver was still at large Monday night.
Published at 11:12 PM CDT on Jun 26, 2017 | Updated at 11:30 PM CDT on Jun 26, 2017