Community raises money for family of father killed in hit and run crash
Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 07:10 AM EDT
HOLLAND (NEWSCHANNEL 3) -- Dozens gathered in Holland Saturday, raising money for the family of a young father who was killed in a hit and run crash early Easter morning.
24-year-old Josh Owens was killed in front of the Itty Bitty Bar as he was crossing the road.
Owens' family says he was going to get money for a cab when two drivers, Jeremie Collins and Maly Phongsavanh ran him down.
Witnesses say both drivers got out of the car, looked then took off.
They were both arraigned this week on felony homicide charges for leaving the scene of a crash.
Saturday, Holland area car enthusiasts pulled together to help the Owens family with funeral expenses and money for his 3-year-old daughter.
Owens' widow says this couldn't come at a better time, even though the pain of losing her husband is still fresh.
"It still feels like he's going to come home. This is much needed I just quit my job before," said Maisie Owens, victim's widow.
A fund has been set up in memory of Josh Owens.
If you would also like to donate, checks can be made payable to the "Joshua Owens Memorial Fund" at Huntington Bank.