Remembrances for mother of 8 killed by FedEx truck

Posted at 6:27 AM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 09:27:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The place where an 87-year-old woman was hit and killed by a FedEx truck, is now covered with candles, flowers, and messages from loved ones.

Mary Francel was a mother to eight and grandmother to dozens more.

She was walking back from church and crossing a driveway on Balboa Avenue near Mount Albertine Avenue when the FedEx truck hit her. The driver immediately stopped after the crash.

"She was very much well-loved and she put all of us first at all times, it was never about her," said Joey Villegas, one of Francel's grandchildren. "I wrote her and told her thank you, for how much she taught us. Me and my brother, she basically helped raise us when we were young."

Villegas says his grandma loved bingo, drove a big truck and was incredibly devoted to her family and friends.

At this time the driver has not been arrested or cited for the accident.