September 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Updated: September 15, 2018 9:21 am

Mom whose daughter was killed by MS-13 gang members dies after car hits her at the girl’s memorial

WATCH: Police responded Friday night in New York after a woman, who had been recognized by President Donald Trump after her daughter was killed by MS-13 gang members, was struck and killed by a car at her daughter's memorial.

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A New York woman who was recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union after her daughter was killed by MS-13 gang members has been struck and killed by a car at her daughter’s memorial.

Congressman Peter King says Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was hit Friday evening, about an hour before a planned memorial for her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, in Brentwood.

Coverage of MS-13 on Globalnews.ca:

A spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Police Department did not immediately provide details about the crash.

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens, were killed in the Long Island neighbourhood that has become the epicenter in the fight against MS-13 violence.

READ MORE: Trump claims to have ‘liberated towns’ in Long Island from MS-13 gangs

The gang is blamed for dozens of killings on Long Island since 2016. Trump has blamed the violence on lax immigration policies.

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