Vigil held for elderly woman fatally struck by SUV on Halloween

Elstine Anderson killed 6 years ago; Hit-and-run driver sought

SAN ANTONIO - Friends and family held a candlelight vigil to remember an elderly woman who was hit and killed while crossing the street on Halloween six years ago. Elstine Anderson was 79-year-old.

The vigil happened at the Greater Evangelist Temple at 2942 Martin Luther King Drive Wednesday.

Anderson had just dropped off her great grandchildren at a Halloween party at the church and was crossing the street to talk to her friend, Dorothy Mondine, when she was hit.

Mondine witnessed the fatal impact.

“I can still see here, like I’m talking to you now. I can still see her,” said Mondine. “But God has given me an inside brace to stand the outside pressure.”

A white SUV hit Anderson and then drove off.

“Every white SUV you see, you start questioning, ‘That could be the car,’ you know?” said Patricia Williams, Anderson’s daughter.

Six years later, the victim’s loved ones do not know who was responsible for the fatal hit-and-run.

“I don’t know. Only God knows,” said Mondine. “And God said vengeance is mine."

If you have any information about the accident, please call police.

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