PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The family of a Long Island teenager who was killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend is pleading for help.
Jenna Perez would have turned 18 next week, but now her family is planning her funeral.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
She was killed Saturday night when a driver struck her while she was crossing Nesconset Highway near Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID-19 Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate; Cuomo: 'A Momentous Day'
Jose Ortiz, the victim’s uncle, had a message for the driver Tuesday night.
“Turn yourself in, you know? Take accountability for what you did to this little girl. She had a whole life ahead of her, and you took that away,” he said.MORE NEWS: New York Judge OKs Weinstein's Extradition For California Rape Case
A GoFundMe has been created to help the family: gofundme.com/f/justice-for-jenna-perez