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Grieving family wants answers; Police to review surveillance footage in fatal crash

Delfin Medina was hit and killed just up the street from his Central Falls home on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Family photo)

A family wants answers after a 75-year-old Central Falls man who was hit and killed in a parking lot.

Delfin Medina was hit and killed just up the street from his home. Zenobia Medina, his wife of 52 years, is devastated and at a loss for words.

“What do I say? Why? What happened?” Zenobia told NBC 10 News Tuesday through a translator.

Other loved ones said Medina came to Rhode Island 21 years ago from the Dominican Republic. He had six children.

“He was a wonderful, wonderful father. We need to know what happened because he was a very, very good man that this lady hit,” Maria Agramonte, his daughter, said.

Medina was hit Monday afternoon as he was walking in a laundromat parking lot on Dexter Street.

While police aren't saying what they think caused the deadly crash, they noted that the driver, a 64-year-old Pawtucket woman, is not facing any charges at this time.

Anita Pitts works at the laundromat. She said she witnessed the crash.

“It all happened so fast. All I see is a car fly across the median where you park your cars at. It had no business coming from that angle,” Pitts said.

She added that a white SUV hit Medina and a parked car, although she didn't realize at first that a person had been struck.

“I've seen him quite often come by the store. He was a nice gentleman. I really liked talking to him,” Pitts said. “I feel really bad for his family members. They came by today, and God bless you guys.”

Pitts also said police have the laundromat's surveillance camera footage and continue to investigate.

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