August 13, 2014

Joseph Pacheco - a hit and run victim in Gates, New York

Joey Pacheco
Joseph Pacheco, age 20, died on August 12, 2014, on a street in Gates, New York.

Gates is a city of 28,000 people in western New York State.

Joseph was known as Joey to his family and friends.

At about 12:15 a.m., Joey was walking home from a coffee shop just a block away. He was at the side of the roadway as this area of Gates has no sidewalks. Joey was struck by a grey Chrylser Sebring, which fled the scene. The impact threw Joey onto a nearby lawn. He was transported to a local hospital where sadly he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.

The vehicle was later located by the Police at an address in Rochester, New York. The owners of the vehicle are not cooperating with the authorities and the Police don't know at this time who was driving at the time of of the hit and run.

The driver of the vehicle had to have known he or she hit a pedestrian as there was a huge crash noise that neighbors heard and bits of the car flew off everywhere.

Family members stated that Joey had a big heart. He would give you his last dollar if
Father, place Joey on the stairway to
you needed it. He didn't have a car and walked just about everywhere.

Joey is survived by many loving friends and family members including his mother, Lou Anne Rivera; his six siblings; and his one year old son, Alexander.

Pray for the 20 year old men who die suddenly and tragically. Yesterday, they were just boys. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray for justice for Joey.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

God save us from the speeding drivers. They strike us down on the street and then run away like wolves.

Pray that Joey is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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