Family of killed pedestrian speaks out about 5 children she leaves behind

Victim leaves behind 5 children

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The family of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a 94-year old on Thursday spoke out on their concern for the five children she leaves behind.

As of Friday, the family has no clue on what is going to happen to the children in terms of housing.

The family is hopeful in that they will be allowed to step-up so that the children can be raised properly and together as a family.

The mother and aunts of 42-year-old Genevieve Rodriguez said her children seem lost because Rodriguez was the only parent they knew.  The family was "confused" when they weren't allowed to visit her at the hospital the day of the accident.

The funeral process is unknown but the family does insist on a vigil service. The service will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Jaspar and Akers Road. The family will pray over the location of death, have balloons and a candlelight ceremony.

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