GoFundMe page created for mother killed in NOTL hit and run

UPDATE: 

An arrest has been made. Patrick McCabe, 21, from Pelham has been arrested after turning himself in. He is facing two charges- fail to stop and dangerous driving causing death. The pick-up truck has also been recovered.

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A GoFundMe page has been created for a woman killed in a hit and run collision in Niagara-on-the-Lake over the weekend.

The account has identified the 33-year-old victim as a young mother named Zenaida.

Emergency crews were called to Concession 7 Rd. near Line 6 Rd. around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday.

A woman who was walking southbound along the side of the road was struck by a dark coloured Dodge Ram pickup truck. Police say the vehicle did not stop and was last seen driving away from the scene.

The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition before being transported to an out of region trauma center. Police say she died in hospital two days later due to her injuries.

According to the GoFundMe account, the woman was a migrant worker who had been employed at a local fruit farm for the past two growing seasons.

“This tragic event is being felt deeply by many people – the Canadian and migrant worker community here in the Niagara Peninsula, her employer and family, her co-workers, and especially her two daughters aged eleven and seven who are now left without their mother,” states a post on the page.

The fundraiser’s organizer said she has been in contact with the victim’s family in Mexico.

The campaign has already raised over $15,000 as of Wednesday morning, surpassing its $10,000 goal.

The organizer says any donations received will be given directly to Zenaida’s family to help with funeral and transportation arrangements, the ongoing costs for the grandparents who are now raising the two young daughters and long term funds needed to help with education costs of the girls in Mexico.

Detectives are still appealing to the public and collision repair businesses in the area to be aware of any pickup trucks with damage to the passenger side. They believe the truck may also be missing the passenger side mirror.

Investigators are asking any residents and businesses to check their security cameras for possible footage that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 5500.