Family gathers together after pregnant woman was hit by negligent driver
Annie Scholz, Shannon Sims
WAUWATOSA - Coming together for the pregnant woman who lost her unborn child in a hit-and-run this week.
Dozens gathered at MLK and Locust Friday night in a show of support for Ashley Williams. 9 months pregnant, Ashley lost her unborn baby when she was hit by a car at the intersection earlier this week. Ashley's mother, Brenda, couldn't contain her emotion.
Brenda Clipper: "A car is a weapon. It's a machine that we cannot fight against."
Police say Donovan Walker-Hall was behind the wheel Monday afternoon. Speeding, he hit a car, drove onto the sidewalk, and hit Ashley. Ashley is still recovering and called from her hospital bed during the vigil.
"Thank you all so much.”
The baby's father was also in the crowd, but was too emotional to talk. Brenda says the heartbreak of losing the baby is almost too much.
Brenda Clipper: "Two weeks, we would have been holding her. Now she's gone."
For now, the family is focused on Ashley.
Brenda Clipper: "She took a walk from the bed to the door today, so that's a blessing."
A mother fighting to get better -- forced to tell her baby goodbye.
Brenda Clipper: "God works in mysterious ways. We don't know why."
The family says they have no hatred toward anyone, but they do want justice. And they hope this will serve as a warning that driving can be deadly.