A prayer vigil begins at 7:45am Monday, March 31st for students at Byrd High School. It's to honor and remember their classmate, 16-year old Divorious Magee. It's the first day back for students, returning from spring break.
Neighbors in the Cedar Grove area were drawn to the intersection of E. 79th and Thornhill by a loud crash Friday afternoon.
Shreveport Police say 16 year-old Divorious Magee was hit by a car.
Officers say Magee was riding through this intersection when he ran a stop sign. That's when a car, driven by Titania Johnson, hit him.
Casundra Ikner was driving down the street when the crash happened.
When she saw Megee's body in the grass, she immediately went to help.
"He wasn't able to speak, but he responded to everything I said to him."
Being a CAN, Ikner knew she had to ask questions to try to keep him conscious.
"What's your name? Do you know your birthday? Do you know where you are? What's the president's name? You know? Questions like that," says Ikner.
Jackline Miles heard the impact down the street at her son's house on E. 78th.
"I'm a cryer, and I just busted out in tears, because I could only see my grandchild over there, you know?” says Miles. “It was devastating."
She says the crash is a startling reminder to drive slow through the neighborhood.
"It's sometimes better to go less than the speed limit when the kids are out, because their life is so precious, so precious," Miles.