A grandmother was out buying Christmas cards on Friday night when she was struck and killed by a car in Waterbury.
As police search for the driver in the deadly hit-and-run, Nancy Martin’s family is pleading for the driver to turn themselves in.
Martin, 71, was crossing East Main Street, returning to her condo, when she was hit Friday night.
"There's my mother and father there, no matter what, every picture, she's always smiling, happy person, no matter what,” said David Martin, as he pointed to photos of his mother Nancy, who was killed just days before Christmas.
"She would do anything to help anyone. Always helped me, always babysat,” said Laura Martin, Nancy’s daughter.
According to Waterbury police, the lone witness told investigators, the driver was a man in a small dark blue or black car...heading west on East Main Street.
"He kept on going, witness said he didn't stop at all, no tail lights, not break lights, just kept going and left her there, if he just stopped, there is a possibility she might be still alive. She did serve the impact, died after she got to the hospital,” said Jennifer Bard, Nancy’s daughter.
Her children said their mother would visit her husband every day, who is now living at a healthcare facility.
They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last month.
Her children said Nancy loved singing every week at church and was looking forward to having the family together at Christmas.
"I just wish that man would have stopped. It’s a real coward move to hit my mother and keep going, heartless person,” David Martin said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses, which can be found here.
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