Vigil held for 8-year-old hit, killed in intersection

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- It was a somber Saturday for residents of Chagrin Falls. They gathered at the fire station to remember the life of Eli Sachar.

The eight-year-old was hit by a car while crossing the street last week. Three others were also hurt.

“I was totally shocked. When you first hear, you have no idea really what the cause was or anything like that,” said Chagrin Falls Mayor Thomas Brick.

Brick helped organize the memorial service. He said he felt it was important to bring the community together. Many turned out.

“As a mother, it`s the worst thing that you would want to happen and not something you would ever foresee to bury your child. That`s devastating,” said Chagrin Falls resident Mary Milko.

Eli’s grandfather was also in attendance. He wanted to thank everyone for their support.

“I didn`t realize his grandfather would be here today. We`re actually really grateful for him being there,” said Milko.

The driver police say the woman who is accused of hitting Eli appeared in court earlier this week.

Christine Gregory, 62, of Chagrin Falls is now facing multiple charges including aggravated vehicular homicide.

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