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Family reeling after sister killed riding bicycle

Gwendolyn Jackson, 44, was hit, killed on Westside this week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The relatives of a woman hit and killed while riding her bicycle Wednesday afternoon on the Westside said they don't even have the money to bury her and aren't sure what to do.

Gwendolyn Jackson, 44, was killed at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Broadway Avenue when a truck hit her.

"The detective told me it was that the man did not see her, because of the gray box. There's a gray box there," said Deltoria Wims, Jackson's sister.

The driver's name has not been released and he has not been charged in the accident, but Wims feels he should be.

"Everyone's telling me, 'It'll be alright. It'll be alright,' but I feel very alone because my momma died last year in July and now she's gone and it's hurting me," Wims said. "I feel like it's all over again. When my mom died, I was very strong. But this time, I get up every morning crying. I just don't understand this."

Wims said Jackson had four children, some of whom are grown.


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