ROSEVILLE, MI – A vigil was held on Sunday June 25th, 2017 for Alyssa McClendon, 14-years-old, her half-sister, Kaylee Guy, 14-years-old who remain in ICU and for a 22-year-old woman, Shantinique Love, who was killed in the crash on Wednesday June 21st, 2017.
Approximately 200 or more people attended the vigil for the three young ladies at Veterans Memorial Park in Roseville on Sunday evening. Family, friends and just those who wanted to lift those up who are either grieving for the loss of Shantinique Love or for Alyssa McClendon and Kaylee Guy who remain in ICU fighting for their lives.
Songs were sung, many spoke of the three young ladies and what they have meant to others in their lives. One of the most pointed speeches came when a woman begged all of those in attendance to use their seat belts each and every time they get into a vehicle. She urged those listening to use them if the they are the driver, the front seat passenger and a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle. Both of the 14-year-old girls were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
Near the end of the vigil, huge beautiful colored paper lanterns were lit and lifted into the night sky. As each was lit, it was interesting to watch, the next one followed the one previous to it. That is how the three were described by one person in the crowd – following each other into life.
A second video can be seen of the vigil Here.