HOUSTON Family and friends of Andrea Senteno held a barbecue fundraiser Thursday for the 24-year-old mother, who died Saturday morning after a hit-and-run accident.
The fundraiser was held at a home on Valley Stream Street as the family tries to raise money for Senteno s funeral services, which will be held Saturday.
We are just blessed that people that we don t even know are coming out and being supportive of us, Sylvia Delacruz, Senteno s aunt, said.
Senteno died early Saturday morning after being struck by a truck in the 2900 block of West Mount Houston.
Her family believes she was walking to her aunt s house after friends had left her at a nightclub.
None of them can understand how anyone could have left her to die.
Investigators believe the vehicle that hit her was a dark Ford F-150. Relatives said it was not an accident.
It just doesn t make sense, Sarah Aguilar, the victim s cousin, said. She was just down the street. She, it just doesn t make sense. There s a lot of questions that the family has.
Senteno s family is pleading for the driver to come forward. At the same, time they are preparing for the future of Senteno s boys, who are ages 2 and 7.
The victim s family said whatever money that is left after her burial will go towards the boys education.
A fund has also been set up at Compean Funeral Home on Broadway Boulevard in Houston to help with expenses.