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Friday, November 9 2012, 10:45 PM EST
UPDATE: Services for Bellbrook Teens Killed in Crash
UPDATE--Two of the three Bellbrook teens killed in last week's car crash will be laid to rest tomorrow.

Tonight, the community paid their respects during the visitation for Sophie Kerrigan and Skylar Kooken.

Hundreds turned out at Fairhaven Church in Centerville to support the families.  The other was 15-year old Juliana Hawk who was laid to rest today.

Tomorrow afternoon, Bellbrook High School will hold a Celebration of Life service for all three girls at two o'clock.  The service is open to the public.


Previous Coverage: November 8

BELLBROOK -- A community came together for one of their own Thursday night. Visitation services for Juliana Hawk, a teenager who was among three killed in a crash last Sunday, ended a few hours ago.

When loved ones came home from the service they were greeted with an illuminating hug from the community.

The streets of Eden Meadows are lined with luminaries and when you drive through you will get a sense of camaraderie.

Although the lives of Julianna Hawk, Sophie Kerrigan and Skyar Kooken were taken during the crash Sunday on Wagner Road, their memories will never be forgotten, and today, neighbors of Julianna lit the streets of their neighborhood to make that clear.

"It was just out of the desire to show the family that we cared and that we wanted to reach out to them in a loving way," Cindy McNamee, the event organizer explained.

Julianna's visitation was earlier Thursday at the Westbrock Funeral Home and McNamee wanted her family to come home to an outpouring of support on behalf of the entire community.

"She was a good friend of my sons and she was a beautiful girl and she smiled and she was kind and would have kind words to anyone who might be feeling sad; just a lovely young woman," McNamee said.

Earlier Thursday, Julianna's classmates and neighbors created the luminaries and wrote kind words on her family's driveway.

"She lived right up the street, she was a really good friend of mine," said Nolan McNamee, Julianna's classmate. "She meant a lot to a lot of people."

Neighbors say it's a small step to show the grieving family that the community cares.

"There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child and it also takes a village to grieve one," McNamee said.

The crash is still under investigation. Thursday, Sugarcreek Township Police released a preliminary crash report identifying the 17-year-old driver in the crash, no word yet if he will face charges.UPDATE: Services for Bellbrook Teens Killed in Crash

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