Vigil held for teens killed in July 4 crash in Sparks
Hundreds showed up to the Sparks Marina on Sunday night to honor the two boys.
“All my prayers go out to him and his family,” said Jesse Hernandez. a childhood friend of Oliva. “It’s just not going to feel the same.”
The scene of the crash was busy all day long on Sunday. Many putting flowers or other mementos at the location. Others, just stopping to pay their respects.
On Sunday night, a vigil was held at the Sparks marina. Hundreds gathering to show their support for the families affected.
“I was very upset,” said Jeannette Holland of Fernley. “I was shocked that something like this could happen. "
Holland says that if nothing else, she will make sure her three children will use this as a way of learning of the dangers that come with driving at a young age.
“I think seeing this type of reality will shed light and allow them to take more accountability,” she said.
Organizers of the vigil asked those in attendance to wear blue, and to bring balloons, which were released in unison in honor of the two teens who lost their lives.
Sparks Police are continuing to investigate this case. They ask if you know anything about it, that you call them at 353-2231 or call Secret Witness at 322-4900.
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