Friends, community gather at candlelight vigil to remember family who died
Dozens of candles, cards and toys fill the corner of Ham Lane and Vine Street during a vigil for the Miranda family on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Six members of the family were killed in a traffic accident at the intersection on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
- Prayer vigil to be held Friday
A community prayer vigil for the Miranda-Rodriguez family will be held Friday at Heritage Elementary School on Friday evening.
Vicar Tony Rhodes of St. Paul Lutheran Church said the vigil will be bilingual and include clergy members from around Lodi. The prayer vigil starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the school, 509 E. Eden St.
Two of the Miranda children who died in Tuesday’s accident — 5-year-old Jose and 4-year-old Stephanie — attended Heritage Elementary.
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:20 am
Updated: 6:48 am, Fri Oct 25, 2013.
Following Tuesday’s tragic car accident that took the lives of six members of the Miranda-Rodriguez family, the Lodi community has come together to raise money for funerals and support for the one child from the family that survived the crash.
A number of fundraisers throughout Lodi have been set up in the two days following the accident, including a community garage sale and an account set up to take donations created by the employer of one of the deceased. A local pizza restaurant is planning on donating part of its proceeds on Tuesday to the family.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:20 am.
Updated: 6:48 am.