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Candlelight vigil held for car crash victims


Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Monday night's candlelight procession walked from downtown, past the medical center, to the ballfield to release a large number of flying luminaries.

Hundreds of Petersburg residents turned out Monday night to take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims in a one-vehicle crash earlier in the day. The vigil began downtown and made its way to the ballfields, where paper lanterns were released, and the firework show concluded shortly after.

Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Flowers, candles and personal cards have been left near the accident scene for the victims killed in the early morning July 4 crash by South Harbor.

Molly Parks, 18, and Marie Giesbrecht, 19, passed away as a result of the crash. Two others in the crash were taken to the local hospital.

Petersburg Police Department received notice of a car over the guard rail and in a ditch near the South Harbor parking lot around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. The investigation is ongoing.

Fourth of July organizers canceled daytime events after discovering that Parks and Giesbrecht passed away. People have left flowers, notes and candles in memory of the two girls near the crash site.

Parks graduated from Petersburg High School in May. Giesbrecht graduated from PHS in 2015.


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