Hundreds pack church to remember hit-and-run victims
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. - Hundreds of people filled church pews, raising their voices in songs of prayer in honor of two mothers taken much too soon.
Both 45-year-old Raisa Mosh and 28-year-old Irina Gardinant were run down while crossing the street near N.E. 72nd and Vancouver Mall Drive on Sunday.
Mosh's 12-year-old son was also hurt, and now his family is rallying around the young boy who witnessed his own mother's death.
"He's recovering, he's doing better. Our family is getting together to make sure he gets support and encouragement from relatives and friends," Said Slavik Kioroglo, Mosh's nephew.
On Tuesday, police hauled a truck away. They think it's the same truck that ran the women down.
Friday night, police arrested two women and charged them witness tampering in the case.
They said the owner isn't cooperating with investigators. But loved ones didn't want to talk about the investigation, choosing instead to focus on helping two broken families begin a long and difficult healing process.
"Faith and family. We know family is very important in community and life we are going to be together show support and be together stay together and move forward with faith," Kioroglo said.