SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - A candlelight vigil was held for 20-year-old Keisha Gray on Saturday night in Syracuse. Gray was one of three people who died in a car crash along 690 East in Geddes on October 15th.
Gray was the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix that spun out of control.
On Saturday night, her family traveled from Ohio to join friends in remembering Keisha's life at Perseverance Park in Syracuse.
Keisha’s sister, Keia Gray, never got a chance to say goodbye.
"I couldn't believe it. Our mom died at 36 and now my sister at 20. It’s terrible," said Gray.
Keira Gray said she received a call Monday night after the car Keisha was driving spun out of control and hit a concrete median.
"I was in shock and I started crying. I got a call from the roommates and got the number to the coroner's office and confirmed it was my sister," said Gray.
"It is shocking. She's 20 years old. She had just gotten her life back together. She was excited about getting her new job and that's over in an instant," said Melanie Di Giglo, Keisha's friend.
Many at the vigil had seen Keisha just days before the accident. Now, all they have left is sweet memories of their friend whose life they say was taken far too soon.
"She was full of energy and I hope they always remember that and try to treat people how she treated everybody else which was always with a smile and trying to make people happy," said Di Giglio.
"I was proud of her. My mother would have been proud of her and I love her and I'm going to miss her so much," said Gray.
28-year-old Joseph Clayton and 21-year-old Ryan Misener were also in the car and died as a result of the crash.