Huffpost Chicago

Hundreds Walk To Mourn 5-Year-Old Car Crash Victim

Posted: Updated:
Around 600 people attended Thursday's Walk for Jaclyn, to commemorate the life of Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, who was killed on Monday when a Highland Park 18-year-old drove her car into Jaclyn and her mom and two brothers.
Around 600 people attended Thursday's Walk for Jaclyn, to commemorate the life of Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, who was killed on Monday when a Highland Park 18-year-old drove her car into Jaclyn and her mom and two brothers.

When Jasmen Colon decided to do something to honor the memory of Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, the 5-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking with her family on Central Avenue on Monday, she had a modest goal.

"I wanted to get 10 people going to [the Santos-Sacramentos'] house and sending them flowers," Colon told Patch on Thursday.

Instead, she worked with her friend Tatiana Alonso-Melchor to organize a peaceful walk Thursday evening from the Highwood Metra Station to the site where Jaclyn was struck.

Read the whole story at Highland Park, IL Patch