SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) —A Brooklyn mom, spurred on by the death of her daughter, launched a fight for a roadside memorial at the site where her daughter and two others were killed in Queens.
Katrina Thomas experienced every mother’s worst nightmare on Oct. 6, 2020. Her 20-year-old daughter, Kimani Foster was killed in a car crash at 122nd Street and North Conduit Avenue.
It will cost thousands to place a plaque and guardrail at the site. Thomas said she’ll never give up and hopes to raise the funds to make it happen.
“I have been trying so hard to get this done. My daughter’s life was everything to me. This will also bring awareness and save someone else’s life,” the grieving mom said.
Thomas says her daughter was a junior at John Jay College studying criminal justice; she wanted to become a lawyer. Foster loved to dance and had a smile that would brighten up any room she walked into.
“There needs to be a place where they could put down flowers a wreath a memorial for those lives lost,” said NYC City Councilmember Joann Ariola, who helped Thomas get clearance for a memorial.
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