Community gathers to mourn death of girl killed in crash

MIAMI (WSVN) - Community members gathered for a touching tribute after a young girl was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Miami.

Twelve-year-old Lapsca Philigene died on her way to school when three cars violently collided at Northwest 163rd Street and North Miami Avenue, Tuesday morning.

A marker, adorned with a birdhouse and flowers in the shape of the sun, was on display near the scene, Wednesday.

“It’s a very sad situation, you know? Even ourselves as adults, we go through a situation like that, we feel it,” parent Antoine Doreus said. “Can you imagine the kids? You know, I feel sad for the parents.”

Grief counselors were on hand at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, where Philigene attended class.

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