Memorial to Women Killled by Drunk Driver is Stolen

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) 25-year old Jocelyn Elberson and 81-year old Sheila Pelton were killed after they were struck by a motorcycle while they walked along the Amherst bike path in November 2012.

53-year old motorcyclist David Smith is now serving time in jail for the DWI crash that took the women's lives.

This past October, Charles Elberson, Jocelyn's father, erected a special cross in memory of both victims at the crash site, but after only two weeks, someone cut the cross down and stole special trinkets that belonged to his deceased daughter.

"Very hurtful, very hurtful," said Elberson.

It was the second time that a memorial was stolen from the crash site.

Now heartbroken family members are hoping that whoever is responsible will return the items that had sentimental value.

"No questions asked. I just would like to get those items back," said Charles Elberson.

The Elberson family was hoping to hang the trinkets on a donated memorial tree that is planted in the family's front yard in the Town of Tonawanda.