On Wednesday night, the Wixom community got together to remember 14-year-old Justin Lee, who was killed in a hit and run crash.
Parents and students wore the school color, blue, to honor the football player at Walled Lake High School. Students got a chance to take the mic at the football field and speak, telling heartwarming stories.
“This is the football field where 14-year-old Justin Lee played, and made memories with his friends. It was also where students and parents remembered the teen's life tonight,” said student Libby Harper.
Lee was killed on Potter Road returning a bike to his friend. Police say Miguel Cerda hit the teen and then took off. He was arrested the next day in the Lansing area.
Despite the circumstances, the vigil was about remembering the good times and supporting Lee’s family.
“That is what Justin was, he was present, you know, so really engaged with people listening to them,” said Lee’s mother Patty Warner-Lee.
“It was just a good feeling, to know that the community came together over this tragedy,” said his stepfather Dave Katana.
— Ali Hoxie (@ali_hoxie) June 13, 2018