Family of woman killed by SUV needs the public's help

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PHOENIX -- When bad things happen and someone we love dies, many will look to the sky for solice.

"I believe that she's watching over us and making sure that we're OK," said the son of a woman who was killed Monday.

Anthony, 11, can't understand why his mom, Mendy Brooks, is no longer alive.

Police found the 33-year-old mother of four pinned underneath her own SUV on Cambell Avenue near 50th Avenue in Phoenix.

"I want to believe she's going to come home in her car and give us big hugs," said Brooks' son.

The last time Anthony spoke to his mom is now a comforting memory.

"She called me and told me to do the laundry," Anthony said. "It was kinda of my job, you know."

Police said what happened to Brooks this week was an unfortunate accident.

Her family said they have a lot of unanswered questions about her death.

3TV learned Brooks got off work at John C. Lincoln Hospital Sunday before midnight, but where the ER nurse was going and why is stil a mystery.

The family is pleading for the public to make a donation to the family.

"My dad won't be able to afford a lot of things," Anthony said. "We're going to need some help getting food and clothes for us to wear."

An account has been set up for donations. Anyone interested can visit any Wells Fargo branch and ask to make a donation to the Mendy Brooks Fund.