Raquel Middleton's Family Fundraising for her Funeral
The family of a 26-year-old woman who was hit by a car and killed while walking near a round-a-bout is hosting a spaghetti feed to raise money for a funeral service.
Raquel Middleton's family members have been trying to deal with her death in the best way that they can and part of the healing process is fundraising to give her the funeral service they feel she deserves.
Middleton was cremated and her funeral service will take place this weekend.
The family also plans on traveling to the Oregon coast to spread her ashes.
The spaghetti feed pot luck will take place tomorrow evening at 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Kennewick Valley Grange on 27th Ave. and Washington St.
Family and friends are working to get all the food together and they will be taking donations.
They will also be playing the Seahawks game.
They hope this can be a time to enjoy food, football and memories of Middleton to celebrate her life.
Police said the driver, Tara Batey, may have hit Middleton as a result of a medical condition while behind the wheel.
The Middleton's send their condolences out to Batey and said they understand the guilt she must be feeling and they hold no anger toward her.
"There is no anger, no bitterness, no resentment towards her," said Daryl Middleton, Middleton's brother. "I can imagine that what she has to carry for the rest of her life is horrible."
"I've been seeing comments on the newsfeeds that say they hope this haunts her for the rest of her life and that not my wishes for her at all," said Darin Middleton, Middleton's father.
The Middleton family even extended an invite to Batey for the spaghetti feed and the service this weekend so they can all grieve and move forward together.
The family has also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money.