WAUSAU (AP) – Hundreds of people gathered in Wausau to remember the lives of two young girls killed in a traffic crash.
People held candles, cried and hugged at a vigil Monday night for the two 12-year-olds, Reighlee Stevenson of Oshkosh and Deserae Landowski of Wausau. Organizers say the vigil was also to show support for eight other people in the SUV that crashed last Friday. Police say a 16-year-old girl who doesn’t have a driver’s license was behind the wheel.
Seventeen-year-old Shaquille Holzem was one of the young people in the SUV. With his arm in a sling, Holzem told the crowd that the crash was a “wake up call for us all.”
Daily Herald Media says it was a theme that was repeated over and over during the vigil – that something positive should come of the tragedy.