Lyft drivers gather for drive to remember murder victim

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Lyft drivers in the Valley made sure a pregnant Lyft driver who died in a stabbing over the weekend is not forgotten, as several drivers came together for a procession from Tempe to Phoenix to honor Kristina Howato.

"A lot of us are scared," said Tyler Denton. "You know cause this could happen to any one of us."

A black band across the lyft amp is seen on each of their dashboards, lit up in purple. It's a symbol of unity, as they drive in solidarity from Tempe to the Lyft hub in Phoenix. They have a message to send: they could've been Kristina Howato.

"We pick up so many people every night, you know, 'cause I do this full time, so I have so many people that get in my vehicle that I don't even know who's getting in my vehicle," said Victoria Gonzales.

Gonzales says she was in the same area of tempe last Sunday morning, where police say 20-year-old Fabian Burazo got in Howato's car, before attacking her with a kitchen knife, leaving the 39-year-old mother of two in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, as she screamed for help.

"It's truly heartbreaking, and I think Lyft really needs to learn from this, and they need to understand that each and every Lyft driver matters," said Denton "We're people. We're human."

Lyft has a strict "No Weapons" policy, but drivers we talked to say they don't feel safe. They hope this unified ride can spark change

"We will do whatever we can to honor her and to make sure this doesn't get forgotten, and that something gets done because we as drivers we're done now," said Gonzales. "We're all scared and we want something done now."

Lyft officials have released a statement, reading:

"We are glad our driver community could come together this evening and use the hub as a space for remembrance and mourning. The safety of the Lyft community remains our top priority, and will continue to do everything we can to support both passengers and drivers."