Hit and Run Victim Funeral Expenses

This tragic story began this past Friday night.  My sister, Lauren Pettit, works the second shift in Erlanger, Ky.  She went in to work around five o'clock and got off at five until eleven.  She had a flat tire, and Lauren, bless her heart, never wanting to be a burden to others decided to walk home.

She would never make it home.  She was struck by a driver going full speed on that walk.  That person decided that it would be more important to save his own ass than to call for help.  Remember this was at eleven o'clock at night and her body was not found until eight o'clock the next morning.  It breaks my heart to think that she was lying on the side of the road for that long until somebody found her.

We have now found out that there was a 911 call informing authorities that there was an erratic driver getting off the expressway near Buttermilk.  They were able to identify those plates.  Seeing this information the passenger in the vehicle called in to the police with more information Saturday afternoon.

We have received further information that the two in the car do not have insurance in place to be able to cover any funeral expenses that me and my parents will have to incur.  The driver was a multiple time felon who I am sure will have his day in court but does not have the means to assist in laying my poor sister to rest.

I am asking that you please find it in your heart to help us in any way that you can.  Remember that a few dollars from a few people can start to add up.  Anything that you could spare would go a long way in helping my family in our time of need.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Beth Mcmillian 
    • $50 
    • 74 mos
  • Cory & Megan Tackett 
    • $100 
    • 74 mos
  • Eleanor Ridley 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 74 mos
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Organizer

Lyndsey Godshall 
Organizer
Erlanger, KY
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