Fundraiser held for mother killed by hit-and-run driver

Posted at 5:54 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 20:55:20-04

Loved ones held a fundraiser today for the family of a mother killed by a hit-and-run driver. The CHP says Bernadette Castillo was struck last week along the 94 in Jamul. Her family and friends held a barbeque to raise funds for her funeral at Colina Del Sol Park on Friday.

July 27th was a day that Debra Marulli will never forget. 

"Shock. Pain. A little bit of comfort because I know she’s not hurting," said Marulli. "Somebody loves her. To leave her on the side of the road like she’s an old pet, it's cruel." 

Loved ones held on to positive memories today while raising money for her funeral. 

"She was amazing," said Marulli. "She went out of her way to help anybody. She didn’t hold a grudge against people."

The CHP has not identified a suspect. For now, everyone who knows her is just waiting for that to happen.

"We want closure I know her family wants closure, her son needs closure," said Marulli. "Come talk to somebody. Please"

If the driver is found and arrested, CHP says they will face felony manslaughter and hit and run charges.