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Family wants justice after hit-and-run leaves woman in critical condition

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The family of a woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Allentown is speaking out and they say hope has nearly run out.

Machines are the only thing keeping 32-year-old Ruby Marrero alive and her family says she doesn't have much longer.

They have no hope of her surviving.

Now, they're putting their hope in getting justice.

"My God have mercy on your soul. That unidentified woman you hit was my sister, one third of my heart," Carlos Marrero says referring to the man arrested for hitting his sister.

Police say 35-year-old Joshua Stockman struck Ruby Tuesday night in Allentown, backed up, drove around her and took off from the 400 block of North 6th Street.

He later ditched the car and ran away on foot.

"You left her there like she's an ally cat," said Marrero.

Marrero says there's medically no hope for his beloved sister who worked with children and was the family's backbone.

“She has internal decapitation, he says. If they shut off one machine, she'll flatline."

"My baby is brain dead. She's no longer with us. Her body is, but she's not there," says Ruby’s mother, Iris Gonzalez.

The family is preparing to let her go as funeral arrangements are already in the works.

In the meantime, Stockman is out of jail after posting bail.

Gonzalez calls it a slap on the wrist.

According to the Lehigh County District Attorney's additional charges would be filed if Marrero does die.

A gofundme page has been started to help out Ruby's family with any financial assistance they may need. 



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