NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A husband was killed, and his wife left for dead, now the search is on for a hit-and-run driver.
Family members were planning a candlelight vigil Thursday, for the couple that was mowed down by a driver who kept going.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Bodies Of COVID Victims Still Being Stored In Refrigerated Morgue In Brooklyn
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, they’re asking for the public’s help.
Angel Sagardia was the kind of man who everyone looked up to.
“My brother is my hero, my greatest supporter,” Wilson Sagardia said.
Wilson got a tattoo of a cross and his brother’s name right after Sagardia and his wife Samantha were struck by a van on Flatbush Ave on Friday night. Samantha was left in critical condition, Sagardia was killed.
“I never know how much love he had until this tragedy. I see his friends, they’re like family. They said he would give the shirt off of his back,” Wilson said.
In a surveillance picture a van can be seen fleeing the scene.READ MORE: 'A Modern Miracle': New Jersey Mom Celebrating Mother's Day After Successfully Donating Kidney To 7-Year-Old Son
The van was discovered the next day on a tip. Cops have put up signs as they look for the driver hoping more tips will come in.
Wilson was putting his confidence in the authorities and had nothing to say to the driver.
“I am not putting myself in that space right now. I believe in karma, I have faith in the police department and I know he will eventually get his day,” he said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page raising more than $11,000 so far.
A memorial with candles and a rosary sits in front of the couple’s home.
“Basically it is for the funeral expenses for my brother and for the care of Samantha, and support of my nephew and everything involved in this terrible tragedy,” Wilson said.
Police have continued to interview people who were at the scene to see if they witnessed the accident. Anyone who knows anything has been asked to call police.MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Vlad Mosyuk Killed In New City Car Crash