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Hit-and-run victim's widower appeals again for help

12/13/2012 07:47 EST | Updated 02/12/2013 05:12 EST
The widower of a B.C. hit and run victim is asking for help as he struggles to care for his four-year-old daughter alone.

Nilo Tumanda, said he’s worried about his daughter, Anessa, who continues to ask where her mother is.

Leonida Jimenez-Tumanda was struck and killed by a car on December 2 as she returned home from work. She was crossing the road in front of her apartment at the corner of 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street at around 11 p.m.

Leonida “helped me [with] providing for the family. Now she’s gone and now I’m worried for Anessa,” Nilo Tumanda told reporters on Thursday. “She’s now my main concern because when I go back to work I need someone to help me.”

Tumanda also repeated his appeal for the driver or any witnesses who might have seen the incident to come forward. Police are continuing with their investigation.

Funeral services for Leonida Tumanda will held on Friday. Family and friends will attend a viewing Thursday night at First Memorial Funeral Home in Vancouver.

A trust fund has also been set up for the family. Donations can be made at any TD Canada branch by providing the following information:

Branch # 9466

Account # 6345314 for the Tumanda family

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