Man shares heartbreaking last words with wife before she and 6-year-old son died in Oakland hit-and-run

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The victims involved in a hit-and-run on Saturday night have been identified as Alma Soraya Vázquez and her 6-year-old son, Ángel García Vázquez.



The mother was crossing 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Oakland with her son and husband's brother when a two-door Mercedes-Benz struck them and fled the scene.

Around 7:25 p.m., paramedics tried to revive 6-year-old Angel Garcia Vazquez. His mom 20 feet away from him, fighting for her life -- across from her was 19-year-old Jaime Garcia.



"In that moment I ran to my kid, I ran to my wife, I ran to my brother. I didn't know what to do," said Anselmo Garcia.

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Garcia remembers talking to his wife asking her to hold on.

"Be strong for the rest of my kids. I saw her, she was crying. That's all I saw from her," said Garcia. His 19-year-old brother, Jaime Garcia, was the only one who survived, but remains in critical condition.



Throughout the day, neighbors collected funds to help the family with funeral expenses and held a vigil in their honor.



According to Oakland police, the suspect who drove off from the scene is a black male, about 6'2, wearing a white t-shirt and a grey hoodie. The suspect was caught on a nearby surveillance video leaving the black Mercedes-Benz with a broken windshield and blood.

"This is a very busy street. Something was going to happen sooner or later," said neighbor Jerry Pong.

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Pong, along with other neighbors, want the city of Oakland to install several signs and traffic lights to prevent more accidents.

"It's a long distance from 28th to 23rd with no lights or stops or anything. Something needs to happen," said Johanna Masis.

Vazquez leaves behind an 11-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter.



Oakland police said they have a possible suspect but have not made an arrest.

Oakland city councilman Noel Gallo is scheduled to visit the neighborhood and speak to the family.

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