A local family is mourning the loss of their mother, who was killed over the weekend after watching a fireworks show with her family.
40-year-old Jamie Jean Kelley, a mother of eight, died Saturday night while crossing Panorama Drive.
It was just before ten, when Kelley and her family had just finished watching fireworks off the Panorama Bluffs. Kelley's family says the driver who hit her was going too fast, and when he tried to brake it was too late.
The Kelley family spent the Fourth of July holiday washing cars.
"I really didn't think much once I heard the skidmarks, and I saw my mom go flying. I ran over there, recalled Kelley's daughter Harley.
Seven of Kelley's kids saw the crash happen and so did 15-year-old family friend Heather Crowell.
"We were walking. She pushed me so I ran to the sidewalk and you could hear him slam on his brakes," said Crowell.
Crowell says Kelley pushed her onto the sidewalk and saved her life that night. "I wish she was still here so I could thank her cause it's not fair. She has so many kids, and it's not fair that she had to go."
Kelley's family says they are trying to stay strong, especially for their 3-year-old sister.
"She still thinks that my mom is gonna come home and we tell her that she's never going to come home," said Harley.
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating the crash. Officers are trying to determine whether the driver, Robert Cervantes, will face criminal charges.
Police say they don't know if speed was a factor, but they say, Kelley was not in a crosswalk.
"I would like to tell all the drivers to slow down. Watch where you're going cause they might get hit and die, like my mom," added Harley Kelley.
Kelley's family and friends will be washing cars Tuesday, July 5th to help pay for her funeral expenses. They will be at 2817 Taft Highway.