Family Devastated by Deadly Hit-and-Run Gets A Special Visit

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A family devastated by a hit-and-run that left a 6-year-old girl dead, and her 7-year-old sister and mother in the hospital recieved a huge surprise from the Santa Ana Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority Thursday.

Police say 6-year-old Osmara Meza was walking to Norms Restaurant for pancakes with her family back in June when 33-year-old Jessicah Louise Cowan reportedly blew through a red light and struck the family with her silver 2002 Lexus IS.

Osmara died at the scene. Her sister Grecia, 7, and mother Eloisa, 45, suffered serious head trauma.

Eloisa remained in a coma for weeks after the crash.

Both Grecia and her mother are now recovering.

The police and fire departments wanted to make the recovery a little happier with a special visit from Santa Thursday.

Osmara’s now 7-year-old sister and her family received presents in front of the police department.

Cowan has been charged with murder and faces 15-years to life if convicted in Osmara’s death.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Santa Ana Police Foundation and others also helped police and firefighters in today’s surprise.  The Santa Ana Police Foundation set up a fund to help the Mesa family

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