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A Taquero is Raising Money for the Family of Two Brothers Killed in a Highland Park Hit-and-Run

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap] taquero in Highland Park is stepping up to raise money for a pair of brothers who were killed this past Sunday in a hit-and-run car crash.

Brothers Benny Felix-Zuniga and Jesse Felix-Zuniga were headed west on Pollard Street past San Pascual Avenue in Highland Park at around 1 am Sunday morning. The brothers were in a Ford Fusion that was hit by a Chevy Silverado, according to the LAPD. Police are still looking for two people who fled the scene after the crash. The victims were identified later by family members.

Villa's Tacos, a taco pop-up that serves “Los Angeles-Style” wood-grilled meats over blue-corn tortillas, is holding a fundraiser Wednesday, May 8, with all proceeds going to the grieving family, owner Victor Villa told L.A. Taco. 

I’m a member of the community,” Villa said. “I felt this was the least we could do.”

All photos via VIlla Tacos.
All photos via VIlla Tacos.

The sudden death of the two brothers is being felt in the HLP community, according to Villa. Vigils for the two brothers were held on Sunday and Monday night. A GoFundMe was also started to help the family. It has raised over $35,000 in just two days.

Villa's Tacos will be doing its part by donating the proceeds from selling their blue corn tortillas tacos Wednesday at York and Avenue 51. Villa said he hopes the “fundraiser will bring everyone together, and in light of such a hard time, will bring happiness.”

Villa also said he resonated with the fact that he too is a CSUN alum like Benny Felix-Zuniga. “I didn’t know the guys personally but I can only imagine the pain the family is going through right now,” Villa explained. “It must be so hard for them right now.

RELATED: This Taquero Drove His Taco Truck to an Evacuation Site to Feed People Displaced by the Camp Fire

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