Two children killed by hit-and-run driver laid to rest in Elizabeth

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(05/23/06) ROSELLE - The two young children who were killed by a hit-and-run driver were laid to rest Tuesday in Elizabeth.

The funeral mass for 5-year-old Vanessa Montes and her 2-year-old brother, Hector was held at St. Michael's Parish. The two were struck, along with their 27-year-old mother, Florinda Linares, as they tried to cross Saint Georges Avenue on Thursday.

Linares was released from the hospital and was present at the funeral today. She urged the driver of the car that killed her children to come forward, confess, and stop being a coward.

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