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Benefit to be held for family involved in hit-and-run crash

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Tamika Walker was killed and four others were badly injured in the accident last July. Tamika Walker was killed and four others were badly injured in the accident last July.
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -

A family wants the driver of a hit-and-run that killed their loved one to come forward. Five members of the walker family had just left church when their vehicle was hit by an SUV.

Tamika Walker was killed and four others were badly injured in the accident last July.

The family had left church and they were on their way to the hospital to visit Walker's daughter when the crash occurred on I-75 in Henry County.

Tamika's mother, Carolyn Walker, said her daughter was her best friend. Carolyn said that her daughter loved to sing with her church.

"The choir is not even the same...because she had such a beautiful voice," said Carolyn Walker.

Tamika was with her mom, grandmother and two other family members when an SUV struck their vehicle and sent it airborne.  The driver of the SUV never stopped.

The Walker family was on their way to the hospital to see Tamika's daughter, 14-year-old Malika, who had an infection in her legs. Malika says she carries her mother's photo with her every day.

"She was a great person, had lots of friends," said Malika.

It's been two months since the accident and there are still no signs of the driver who hit them.

"I hope they get caught," said Malika. "They took the person who I loved so much away from me."

The others in the Walker vehicle were badly injured.

"I had four broken bones, and it's still not well...and then this leg got crushed and I couldn't walk," said Mattie Hambrick, Tamika's grandmother.

While those wounds are beginning to heal, their heartbreak over the loss of Tamika is taking much longer.

"I miss her so much and at nighttime, I'll be laying in the bed and the next thing I know, it just comes over me and I lay in the bed and just cry until I feel better," said Hambrick.

A musical benefit in memory of Tamika will be held this Saturday at Dodd Sterling UMC, located at 3272 Brownsmill Road in Atlanta. It begins at 5 p.m.   

All proceeds will go to help Tamika's family with their medical care and of to her 14-year-old daughter.

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