Vigil held for student who was hit, killed while trying to catch the school bus


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — It’s a tough time for Zoe Deen’s family and those who knew her.

Dozens of candles, inside white bags, lined Youngblood Road in her memory on Sunday night. The memorial was held where the 15-year-old girl was killed almost a week ago.

The flames lit up the street, but those who knew Zoe said her smile was much brighter, and so was her spirit.

Zoe’s family wasn’t ready to talk in-front of the cameras but they did welcome FOX 46 Charlotte to a community vigil put together by their neighbors at the site where a vehicle hit their loved one. 

“It’s been difficult to drive past this spot all week and lots of people have shown support, prayer, just cannot even imagine the pain that they must be going through at Easter,” Bea Staub said, the vigil organizer. 

The southwest Charlotte community said it is the least they can do for a family who recently moved to the area and loss their baby girl.

“We really, sincerely care and hope to be a little light in their darkness today,” Staub said. 

Dozens stood along the street with candles for hours near a makeshift memorial site, hoping the city remembers Zoe and never forgets the tragedy that has struck this family.

Zoe’s father told FOX 46 Charlotte that the family is still waiting to learn more details about the accident. Police said the crash remains under investigation. 

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