LANCASTER – Were you personally affected when you heard about the Dec. 6 collision that claimed the life of two-year-old Madison Ruano? If so, the Ruano family is inviting you to join them for a Memorial Service tomorrow (Dec. 21) to celebrate the life of Madison Faye Ruano.
Parents, Mike and Tina, are insisting, in light of the awe inspiring response from the community, that an open invitation be made to any and all who would like to attend the memorial service for Baby Madison.
“It has become their mission to meet with and thank all the amazing folks, many of them perfect strangers, who have opened their hearts to them in these difficult times,” said close friend Tyler Worthington.
The Memorial Service for Madison Ruano will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lancaster Baptist Church, located at 4021 East Lancaster Boulevard in Lancaster. The Memorial will be followed with a lunch reception from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family on-site at the service. View the invitation here.
Madison and her mom, Tina, were riding in a blue Lexus going northbound on 10th Street West, around 4:56 p.m. on Dec. 6, when their vehicle was struck by a black Toyota that ran a red light.
The Toyota’s driver, 45-year-old Marvin Hicks, was fleeing deputies at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash, authorities said. (Read more here). Days after the collision, Hicks was charged with one count of murder and one count of evading an officer and causing injury. (Read more here.)
Hicks pleaded not guilty on Dec. 10 and appeared in court again on Wednesday (Dec. 19) for a scheduled preliminary hearing. That hearing was postponed until Jan. 17, 2013, because attorneys were still waiting on the results of a toxicology report. Hicks remains jailed on $1.1 million bail.
A YouTube video titled “Madison Rest in Paradise” has also been created. View the video below.