JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Esther Ohayon was killed Friday night, her friends, students and parents of students said it was a major, heartbreaking loss.
Fatal crash near synagogue leaves neighbors outraged
Oyahon was killed as she and her 16-year-old daughter, Orly, were walking to the Etz Chaim Synagogue on Friday night.
They were hit while crossing San Jose Boulevard at Haley Road, a short distance away from where 6-year-old Kaitlyn Springer was struck and killed by a driver in 2009.
Esther's daughter Orly, is now in critical condition at UF Shands of Jacksonville.
According to a Facebook post, Orly is now without both parents as she lost her father years ago.
Esther's death has sparked outrage from neighborhood residents who say they have complained about the dangerous intersections in the neighborhood for years.
UPDATE: Orly's cousin Karen Brown started a fundraiser on FundRazr.com for Orly and the family. As of Sunday night, 190 contributors have raised over $9,500 in seven hours. Anyone wishing to pledge can go HERE.
UPDATE: Sunday 9:48 p.m -- Orly Oyahon has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
UPDATE: (Tuesday, 4:15) It appears the victims in Friday's incident did not activate the crosswalk button, according to preliminary investigations by the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. Dylan Bryan, Fortunato had a green light.
Toxicology reports have not been received by FHP and any charges would be revealed after investigation is complete, according to Bryan.
First Coast News