October 4, 2023

A vigil is ready for 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the day three youngsters have been hit by a automobile whereas strolling house from Antioch Center Faculty.

The vigil will likely be held on the web site of the accident on the nook of Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Method. On the time, witnesses reported a Chevrolet Impala attempting to cross one other automobile and hitting it on Sycamore Drive, sending the automobile into the three youngsters who have been on the sidewalk. The 29-year-old driver was later arrested, charged and is awaiting trial.

One of many youngsters within the blended household, Gianathon Vincent, 12, succumbed to his accidents. The opposite two 12-year-olds, step-siblings, are nonetheless recovering, based on their grandmother Carla Spiro, who famous her grandson lately underwent surgical procedure for his leg harm.

“What we’re attempting to maintain alive is that individuals must decelerate, particularly close to faculties,” Spiro stated.

The grandmother stated the vigil, which is open to all, may even honor Gianathon, who lived with the opposite two youngsters and was their cousin.

“The youngsters are getting stronger, however they nonetheless have lots to undergo,” Spiro stated. “So we simply wished it to be a reminder to folks, to only rejoice that they’re OK, and bear in mind Jonathan’s passing.”

A GoFundMe account is at https://www.gofundme.com/f/family-devastated-by-children-being-hit-by-car.