AUSTIN -- Friends and family members are preparing to say goodbye to 20-year-old Sara Kaitlin Palmer. Police said Palmer and her boyfriend were run over by a driver and left for dead at 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
"She would bend over backwards to help out anybody," said Reid Falcon, a close friend.
Palmer's family posted an obituary online saying she worked a number of jobs including as a cook, a bail bondsman and a security guard. She loved her dog, Maggie as well as cooking, shopping and listening to music.
Palmer's death is the 17th traffic fatality in Austin this year.
"It would really rock her world to know that even in death, getting her story out like this, is going to help this crisis," said Falcon.
Austin police have not released a description of the vehicle and will not confirm whether they have any suspects.
Investigators have not released Palmer's boyfriend's name. He was hospitalized after the accident and is expected to survive.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 14, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. David Berkheimer, and the Rev. Brad Morgan.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.