#CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap
#CHiPsForKids: We're in Orange County Starting at 11am! Join us at Kawasaki Motors in Foothill Ranch. More Info

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A Santa Ana family affected by a deadly hit-and-run accident in June had a Christmas celebration to remember, thanks to the generosity of the police department and other members of the community.

An alleged drunk driver killed 6-year-old Osmara Meza, critically injured her 7-year-old sister, Grecia, and left their mother, Eloisa, in a coma for weeks.

On Thursday, Grecia and Eloisa were surprised with a plethora of donated toys, gift cards, stuffed animals, and coloring books, in a get-together that included members of the Santa Ana Police Department, school police, local business owners, and the Orange County Fire Authority.

Eloisa, with the help of a translator, said she wished Osmara could have attended the celebration.

“She wanted to be a police officer, but a motor police officer, so she could make sure children were in their car seats,” said Eloisa.

Grecia, who loved the gifts, had her sister on her mind.

“I love her a lot,” she said.

The hit-and-run suspect, Jessicah Cowan, pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter last July.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE