In Bitter Cold, Family Gathers to Remember Mother Fatally Struck in Zion

Family members are still desperate for answers, but Thursday night they gathered in Zion to remember a mother, sister and friend who was taken too soon.

In the bitter cold, Latatia Shepard's family gathered near the spot where she was killed just 24 hours earlier.

Danyel Dorsey is Latatia’s sister. "We just want to take moment to say how much we love her," she said.

Latatia was walking in the 2200 block of Lewis at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when she was hit by a vehicle and left for dead.

She was headed to her daughter's house at the time.

"I will never be able to see my mom again," said daughter Natasia Bates. "My kids will never see her because of this."

Zion police tell NBC 5 they are reviewing surveillance cameras in the area.

They also released images of the vehicle wanted in another hit and run just weeks earlier.

"We need justice for my sister," Jacqueline Shepard said.

At a vigil, family members lit 47 candles. One for each year of Latatia’s life. They also released 47 balloons in her honor.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the hit and run or saw an erratic driver in the area to give them a call.

Family members have set up a go fund me account to help with funeral expenses.

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