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Brooklyn family say final goodbyes to woman struck, killed; call for justice

Blandon’s family says they were all supposed to be traveling together to a family reunion in two weeks to celebrate and say they will now be honoring her life and keeping her legacy alive.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2021, 5:11 PM

Updated 1,038 days ago

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A Brooklyn family is calling for justice and saying their final goodbyes to Aniya Westley Blandon, who was struck and killed after someone believed to be drag racing jumped the curb. 
Family gathered outside the funeral at Southern Baptist Church in East New York on Friday. 
They say they are devastated to learn that the driver who lost control of his car, struck Blandon and then took off with a getaway driver. 
They say they haven’t been caught by police at this time. 
Blandon’s family is calling for justice and wants both the driver and the believed accomplice off of the streets and behind bars. 
Blandon’s family says they were all supposed to be traveling together to a family reunion in two weeks to celebrate and say they will now be honoring her life and keeping her legacy alive. 
They also plan on organizing a GoFundMe page to raise reward money in hopes someone can help with information that can lead to an arrest.


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