Vigil held for Mishawaka crash victims

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MISHAWAKA, Ind.--- A candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday for a young Mishawaka couple who died in a car accident last week. 19 year old Clayton McClish and his fiancé, 18 year old Elizabeth Johnson, were killed when their car was hit by someone fleeing a police chase. 

Dozens of people came out to the intersection of 13th and Spring Street in Mishawaka where the couple was killed for the vigil.

"God bless, it’s been amazing," said Shane Neher, Johnson's father. "The vigil tonight is supposed to be a major turnout we’ve almost reached our goal as being able to bury my daughter."

Neighbors came together offering prayers and demanding justice as investigators still look for the people responsible for Johnson and McClish's deaths. 

"I don’t even see how they’re coping right now. I don’t see how they close their eyes at night," said Neher. "I don’t think they meant to kill anybody but do what’s right."

Johnson's family says that Thursday afternoon will be tough as they lay their daughter to rest, but they are overwhelmed by the support they've gotten from the community.

"It just shows the love that the human race has," said Shannon Hall, "It shows that in hard times like this people come together, even when you don’t know them."

The St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is asking for anyone with any information on this case to contact them at 574-235-9514 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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