SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One year after a 7 year old girl was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver in Springfield, residents are calling for a crosswalk and better lighting.
Destiny Gonzalez was crossing State Street in front of the Springfield Library with her mother and cousin last December when they were struck by a car. Destiny was killed.
A West Springfield woman, Sandra Zemtsova, was arrested and charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide.
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On Thursday night, two dozen people held a vigil in memory of Destiny, calling for more safety for pedestrians.
Destiny’s father, Luis Gonzalez, said his life is like a nightmare; “I used to have a perfect family. A complete family. Now we don’t have my Destiny. I don’t have my Destiny now anymore.”
The group has been collecting signatures for a petition, calling for better lighting, a crosswalk, and speed enforcement.