TAMPA — Friends were hoping to use GoFundMe to raise $2,000 for the family of Jessica Raubenolt, who was struck and killed Wednesday while pushing her 21-month-old daughter in a stroller across Bayshore Boulevard.
As of Thursday morning, more than $20,000 had been raised.
"The incident on Bayshore today was a tragedy that has shaken this community," Mike Nicholson, the GoFundMe page's administrator, wrote on Facebook. "The least we can do for this family is show our support and relieve them of any financial burdens that might arise. This could have happened to any of us. Please donate."
The daughter, Lillia, remains in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital.
Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18, was driving the Mustang that struck the mother, police said. He face charges of vehicular homicide, street racing and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.
Riding with him was his brother, Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, who as the passenger faces a misdemeanor charge of racing
John Alexander Barrineau, 17, who was driving the Nissan racing with Herrin, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, street racing, and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.
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