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Community remembers children killed at an intersection

Monday night, everyone from family members to local police came together to remember the two girls killed at Warnock Street and Crittenden Drive.

On July 25, not far from the University of Louisville campus, two girls and their mother were hit by a runaway car.

"Oh, it's so very hard, but I say that we have to honor Riley," said Eva Markham, the victim's grandmother.

About 150 people came out to remember four-year-old Riley Lawrence and five-year-old Claudia Wadlington who were killed in a hit and run crash.  The two girls and their mother were crossing and intersection when they were hit.  The mother was severely injured.

"Just incredible and touching for the Lawrence and Wadlington families and it's just a long process of grief for them, and incredible that there is this type of outpouring of support," said Reverend Dr. Tim Mitchell, with the Church of the Advent.

There were tears in just about everyone's eyes.  Metro Councilman David Tandy, knows both families.

"My four-year-old daughter went to pre-school with Riley, ever since they were six weeks old, so we watched Riley grow up and my daughter's first sleep-over was over at Riley's house and the last picture of them we have together, was actually at church," said Tandy.

"We just spend a lot of time together, remembering the girls, just going to church, praying and we can feel the prayers of others too, so that's how we're doing it," said Markham.

26-year-old Kuhneal Finch was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

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