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Co-workers donate tips to parents of girl killed at bus stop

Posted August 29, 2009 5:18 p.m. EDT
Updated August 30, 2009 1:49 p.m. EDT

— Co-workers donated tips and wages to help the parents of a girl who was hit and killed after getting off her school bus.

Ashley Ramos-Hernandez, 6, was hit by a Jeep while crossing North Hill Drive, near Hillock Drive, Aug. 19, police said. Geraldine Baron Deitz, 83, of Raleigh, faces charges of misdemeanor death by vehicle and passing a stopped school bus.

Wait staff at Vivace restaurant, where Ashley's parents Alfonzo and Elena work, decided they wanted to help their co-workers. They donated all the wages and tips they earned Saturday to the Hernandez family.

Staff at three other restaurants under the same ownership – Coquette Brasserie, Porter's City Tavern and Frazier's Bistro – did the same.

The PTA at Ashley's school, Green Elementary, has also established a memorial fund for her. Donations can be made in her name to BB&T Bank, 3000 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.