“He was the best Father,” Family member speaks out after man killed in hit-and-run

Victor Melendez

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) -The family of Victor Melendez, who was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday night, spoke out, saying he will be remembered as a family man.

“He was the best father, he loved his kids more then anything” Dylyn Fry, his niece, said.

The father of six and dedicated partner to his wife, was taken from their lives too soon.

“I think a lot of people are going to miss the joy that he brought around to their lives and the happiness he can bring,” Fry said.

According to the family, Melendez heard an altercation outside of the home that woke their children up, when he went outside to investigate he was hit by the vehicle. “He did everything to keep his family safe,” Fry said.

The family has started a go fund me page for Melendez’s funeral expenses.

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