Yonkers community mourns the loss of a local storeowner and her unborn child
Family and friends set up a memorial in front of the pizza shop owned by Brigida Flores, who was struck and killed by a car along with her unborn child Wednesday.
Flores, 33, owned a pizzeria on Riverdale Avenue. Police say she went across the street to deliver a pizza when she was struck and killed by a car. Flores, who was six months pregnant with her fourth child, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was rushed to St. Joseph's Medical Center where efforts were made to try to save the baby, but those efforts were unsuccessful.
Yonkers police say 17-year-old Alexon Montalvo, also of Yonkers, was the driver of the car that hit Flores. Police say the accident is still under investigation. No charges have been filed against Montalvo, but they are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a factor.
Flores' cousin Reyna Soriano filled up with tears saying why couldn't the driver have turned another way to try and avoid her.
People in the neighborhood tell News 12 Westchester that sections of Riverdale Avenue can be treacherous and there have been other accidents in the past.
Flores leaves behind her husband and three children ages 13, 8 and 1.