Hundreds gather for vigil for Millbrook teen - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Hundreds gather for vigil for Millbrook teen

Posted: Updated:
Crowd releases balloons at vigil for Victoria Smith Crowd releases balloons at vigil for Victoria Smith
Victoria Smith,17 Victoria Smith,17
  • More newsMore>>

  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:53:20 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.More >>
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster...More >>
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:13:40 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...More >>
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...More >>
  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:06:47 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More >>
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan...More >>
MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) -

Family, friends and community members gathered at the Village Green in Millbrook for a candlelight vigil in honor of Victoria Smith. She was killed in an accident Sunday evening on Highway 14 near Kensley Lane.

"On Sunday, before I left, I walked by and gave her a hug, and before she even knew it, I was giving her a kiss on the forehead telling her I loved her," said Jared Smith, Victoria's brother.

Since Sunday, her family and friends have tried to come to grips with her death.

"She was the youngest but she was the rock," said Nolan Smith, Victoria's brother. "And so she always held us together with everything, she always the one that made us laugh, the one that made us cry."

The vigil drew hundreds, even those who didn't know Victoria well.

"The shock," said Velora Loughmiller, a co-worker of Victoria's mother.  "So young, and just a beautiful girl by all accounts, you can tell by the turnout here that she touched a lot of lives."

Victoria Smith was a Senior at Stanhope Elmore High School. Her family announced at the vigil that her brothers will be allowed to walk in her place during the school's graduation ceremonies in May.

A memorial service for Smith will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Coosada Baptist Church. The visitation precedes the service at 4 p.m.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow