Community remembers Dinasia Murray

The community gathers for a candlelight vigil to remember 20-year-old Dinasia Murray who died after being by a car on Saturday night.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 10:06 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2019 11:14 PM

EAST UTICA- The community gathers for a candlelight vigil to remember 20-year-old Dinasia Murray who died after being by a car on Saturday night.

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Lansing and Mohawk Street near where the accident happened.

They stood around a picture, holding candles and listened while the family described Dinasia.

They say she had the biggest smile that would light up a room. She also made a lot of jokes and had a really big heart.

"She loved everybody," said Dinasia's mother, Dinah Rivera. "She loved her friends as you can see from everyone that's here," she added. "This is love, this is love for her, she loved everyone and everyone loved her."

Rivera also said her spirit was big, as well as her heart.

Dinasia was hit and killed on Mohawk Street Saturday night.

Utica Police say there are still no charges for the driver and the investigation is ongoing.

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