Man killed in Cleveland hit-and-run remembered as hero

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CLEVELAND — A man killed in a hit-and-run crash on Friday in Cleveland was remembered as a beloved husband, father and also as a hero at a vigil on Monday.

The evening vigil was held at the scene of the accident on W 25th and Woodbridge to honor Camilo Gabriel.

The 68-year-old and his wife were on the way to his doctor’s appointment at MetroHealth Medical Center at around 3 p.m. Friday, the family said.

They were in the crosswalk when police said the driver of a white SUV struck Camilo, knocking him to the ground.  The vehicle took off.

Camilo’s wife, Vilma, told FOX 8 News she would’ve been hit and killed too, but her husband pushed her out of the way just in time.

Cleveland police say they’re looking for the driver of a white SUV, possibly a Chevy Trailblazer, with tinted windows and a temporary license plate.

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