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Family honors woman with flowers on Main Street in Middletown

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Some of flowers planted by the Eddinger family on Main Street in Middletown.  (WFSB) Some of flowers planted by the Eddinger family on Main Street in Middletown. (WFSB)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

The family of the victim of a deadly Middletown hit-and-run crash last month honored her memory on Monday morning.

Barbara Eddinger, 61, was killed in front of her mail box on Chamberlain Road on March 31, according to police. The search for the vehicle and person involved in the crash continues.

Friends and family of Eddinger were doing exactly what she'd be doing around this time of the year as they filled the planters on Main Street.    
“Me and my mother used to plant them every year,” Matt Eddinger said.

On Monday, the annual tradition goes on without its matriarch. The woman known around Middletown as Bobbi, was killed when police said she was putting a letter in her mailbox when she was hit by an SUV being driven on the wrong side of the road in broad daylight. 

On Friday, friends tied these blue ribbons on poles in her neighborhood. On Monday, her son and her daughter Kelly pulled up to Main Street in a red truck full of the spring flowers their mother used to plant as they said they wanted to continue that tradition.

“They're the same design that she's done, year after year,” Kelly Eddinger said.

Barbara Eddinger may be gone but only now, her family is realizing the hard work she put in for years. They filled the 39 planters that brightened Main Street.

“We're just out here doing what she loved to do,” Kelly Eddinger said. It's taken us maybe five or six people to do what she used to do all by herself, but we're going to get it done.”

Police are still investigating the hit-and-run crash. Sources told Eyewitness News they are looking at an SUV in connection to this case, but haven't confirmed they have a suspect.

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