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Family celebrates the life of Brawley woman killed in hit and run

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Police continue search for driver - News 11's Gianella Ghiglino reports

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)- Almost a month ago 38-year-old, Kristen Delgado tragically lost her life in a hit and run crash.

Police still have no suspect, but they continue to investigate.

In spite of everything, Kristen's family wants to honor her life, her legacy.

"She was a free spirit," said Rozalind Martinez, the daughter of Kirsten Delgado.

"She lived every day in the moment, and I think that's amazing," said Martinez as she held her mother's picture in her hand.

Coming up on Nightside, News 11 Gianella Ghiglino speaks to the family about life with Kirsten, and life after.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”

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