DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–A hit and run accident in Danbury has family wondering how a woman who dedicated her life helping others could have it cut tragically short. Rachel Sack, at only 23 years old lived so much life, for the past 5 years she worked in hospice with children and adults in the final stages of death. Now her brother Andrew wants to know who, and how and why a life so good could be left by the side of the road.
“All she did was help people and I can’t imagine someone hitting her and leaving her there like a bag of garbage.”
You can see numbers painted on the road where Rachel Sack was struck, but you don’t see any skid marks. But the one thing you don’t see are skid marks, because no one stopped to help her. Family friends and coworkers all looking for answers.
“The fact we don’t know the whole story it’s a mystery it’s making it very hard to move on. And live with.”
She just had a baby, 9 week old Jackson, And was in the process of buying a new home when police say she was struck by a dark SUV on her way home from Michael’s cafe on Friday night. Friend Sarah Ewud can’t believe her friend is dead.
She loved skydiving, kick boxing and ran many mud races, she was a wonderful individual and we are going to miss her very very much”
Police are taking a look at everything form security cameras at the intersection where the accident happened to potential witnesses. The CEO Of Regional hospice, Cynthia Roy, where Rachel worked is offering a reward for any information leading the the arrest and conviction of the driver.
“We are hoping somebody reports that individual because they killed our coworker, and we want to make sure justice is done.”
As police try and put together the pieces of the accident, family and friends are trying to put together the pieces of their lives… and come to terms with her death. Roy says they have set up a collage fund for Jackson. It is there time to take care of son who’s mother won’t be there for him. Roy says that Rachel did so much good for others she is hoping people will do some good for her.
“She was a little girl, she was only four foot ten but she was able to pick up patients out of their bed and move them she was an amazing girl, had a lot of love and a lot of energy and was very joyful.”
Donations for the Rachel Sack Reward Fund can be made in care of Union Savings Bank, Attn: Main Office, at 226 Main Street in Danbury, 06810.
Calling hours for sack will be held Wednesday night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Bethel. Her funeral is Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, also at the church.