Fatal hit and run prompts pedestrian safety rally

Fatal hit and run prompts pedestrian safety rally

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The person responsible for killing a mother of three is still on the loose meanwhile dozens of concerned Kaneohe residents rallied at the site of the fatal hit and run for pedestrian safety.

Lany Salva, 38, was killed Tuesday night while walking to her second job.  The mother of three children ages 2, 16 and 18, was hit at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Pahia Road.  People that work at nearby businesses say the crossing needs pedestrian lights and say there are plenty of close calls with speeding drivers.

"On the daily, every time I'm out here I either see someone almost get hit," said Jason Boyd, who works at Kaneohe Pawn and was the first person to try and help Salva at the scene.  "Everybody has to watch out and just slow down and watch for people crossing the road like that because it could be anybody, it could be your kids getting hit or what."

"I'm so thankful for those doing this in the front right now," said Norman Salva, Victim's husband.

"I'm really thankful on behalf of all my family, we are really thankful for everyone that came out," said Wenny Cabreros, Salva's sister in law.

People can donate to the Lany Salva fund at any Bank of Hawaii branch.  Salva's memorial is set for next Friday August 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel.

The family is urging the person responsible to turn themselves in.

"We would like to give justice to my sister in law and her kids here," said Cabreros.

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