Friends and family mourn the loss of woman killed in hit-and-run

Feb 29, 2016 1:02 PM by David McVicker

A vigil was held this weekend for the Chico woman who was hit and killed by hit-and-run driver more than a week ago.

People left flowers and lit candles to remember 48-year-old Elizabeth Lewis at the corner of West Sacramento and Citrus avenues where she was struck.

She was the mother of seven children.

After Lewis was hit at the corner, police say she was dragged all the way to West Sixth Avenue and Warner Street, where she was found unresponsive 45 minutes later.

She later died at Enloe Medical Center.

Lewis' boyfriend Joel Kruger, who was among those at Saturday night's vigil, said he's still in shock.

"Incredible feeling of helplessness I’ve never experienced before," he said. "Because someone was racing around and not thinking. She had so much life ahead of her. She had so many kids she wanted to be with, administer to. It’s an unbelievable thing that she was wiped off the earth. The unbelievable precious force she was."

Police have still not caught the hit-and-orun driver who investigators believe was driving a white SUV


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