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Community members host candlelight vigil for Cleveland car crash victim

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It's been an emotional time for much of Cleveland, as they mourn the loss of Ashlyn Lamberth.

The 17-year-old was killed last week in a logging truck accident on N. Lee Highway in Cleveland.

Despite the rain, friends, family and even first responders spoke of Ashlyn's life, her love, and her beautiful voice that she used to sing to them. On Monday night, they sang to her.

"It's a blessing that so many people are rallying around her loss," said Anthony Lamberth, Ashlyn's father.

For some, it was a way to say good-bye, for others, it was a step towards healing.

"It is. It's a part of the first step. There are so many steps and everyone grieves differently, that this is a good beginning," said Lamberth.

Her beautiful voice and her heart for God are the two things they'll remember most about her, and hope others do too. "That's what she wants everyone to do, to make this world a better place," said Lamberth.

So that they may continue with a legacy she left behind. "I had people at the funeral home saying she saved their lives, kids saying they looked up to Ashlyn so they wanted to be just like her," said Lamberth.

Proving her light will never be dimmed. "She had such an impact on everybody and her impact is just the beginning, we're gonna change the world," said Lamberth.

THP is still investigating the crash, no charges have been filled at this time.

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