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Man killed in hit-and-run remembered

Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 12:56:23-04

The family of a young man killed in a hit and run crash is asking the driver to turn himself in.

Victor Gonzalez's family held a vigil Sunday night for the 21-year-old.

He was killed Saturday night in east Las Vegas while he was riding his motorcycle. Gonzalez and a female passenger crashed with a Hummer in the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Sacramento Drive.

Gonzalez leaves behind a five-month-old daughter and dozens of people who care about him.

"It sucks," said John Medina, a friend. "We lost a brother."

Yolanda Medrano, Victor's aunt, says Victor's mother drove by just after the fateful crash and saw her son laying there.

"She knew in her heart it was her son but she didn't want to stop, so she kept going and they found out later it was him," Medrano said.

She says the Gonzalez family has a message for the driver who left the scene.

"Please have some heart and come out and please turn yourself in," Medrano said.

She added that everyone should hug their family members more often because it's easy to forget we're not here forever.