Transcript for Mother of MS-13 victim killed by car at daughter's memorial
A mother hit and killed by a car while she was at a memorial for her teenage daughter are young woman. Who was murdered by members of the notorious MS thirteen gang. Eyewitness News reporter gash on her live tonight in redwood with this tragic story Josh. Pulse center after her family tragedy Everly Evelyn Rodriguez became became a warrior against gang violence even taking her fight to Washington. Tonight just steps from where her own daughter was killed two years ago. Rodriguez lost her own life and tonight behind me police are still trying to piece it all together. Tonight Suffolk County detectives say they are poring over every frame of footage shot by a local news crew showing Evelyn Rodriguez fighting with the woman behind the wheel of this white SUV. Sources say the video shows the car mowing Rodriguez down during the dispute. The residents attempted to drive away. Evelyn was struck by the vehicle and was killed program. Rodriguez became a national symbol of the horrors of Long Island gang violence after her daughter Kayla Cuevas and her friend niece and Mickens. Were butchered by MS thirteen members in Brentwood it's hard every day. With the lord strength. And Keylon. That's where I get it from her crusade for action got the attention of the trump administration which invited her to this year's state of the union. This evening she and family friends were setting up for a vigil marking the two year anniversary of her loss at the suburban spot where her daughter was killed. Evelyn Rodriguez. Became involved in a dispute with a relative of a resident of on rate court. The dispute was over the placement of a memorial for her daughter Kayla for some reason or other C gun in her car to try to run over. What she had. On the ground and and and Evelyn studded banking needs to stop her from doing and she just when people. Teachers from around world. Medics restaurant he gets to the hospital but there was nothing doctors could do to say April police are consulting with prosecutors to figure out of the driver will face any charges. Police have not revealed the name of the driver they say she is cooperating and in the meantime in Rodriguez's death she's managed tonight to unite. Politicians who are polar opposites president trump. Governor Cuomo a host of other elected officials from both parties tonight releasing statements. Mourning her loss. Robin Brentwood Long Island tonight Josh senator channel seven Eyewitness News shops such a powerful and sad story.
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