Saturday, December 31, 2011

Officials Establish Scholarship Fund For Child Who Lost Mother In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

As police continue their search for the driver in a deadly Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed a mother on Christmas Day, local leaders are asking for donations to help the victim's son.

Police say Donna Fountain, 38, was hit as she was crossing Eastern Parkway at Troy Avenue.

A list of Fountain's dreams was found at the accident, including seeing her 8-year-old son, Elijah, graduate college.

State Senator Eric Adams and other local officials have now established a scholarship fund for him, starting with a $25,000 donation.

"On Christmas morning, a nightmare took place where a mother was taken from her child. There's nothing we can do to stop that nightmare, but we can continue to dream of ensuring her son receives a quality education," said Adams.

The community is also offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the driver who struck Fountain.

Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship fund can contact Senator Adams' office at (718)284-4700.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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