Community Holds Vigil to Remember Toddlers Killed in Car Crash
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 18, 2022 8:47 am
LAS VEGAS – On Saturday evening, a vigil was organized in memory of two toddlers died in a car accident.
The vigil was held on Scott Robinson Boulevard for Taylor and Rose Wilmer, who died on December 11 in North Las Vegas.
The girls’ father, Tavon Wilmer advised people to keep their children safe and not drink and drive.
“Every day I wake up feeling like a piece of myself is missing,” Wilmer explained. “My children did not deserve this.”
The children’s aunt was driving the night of the crash and was allegedly under the influence when she collided with a tree head-on. Their mother was in the passenger seat at the time.
Neither daughter was wearing age-appropriate child safety restraints at the time, according to North Las Vegas police.
Parents in the neighborhood expressed their concerns, claiming that speeding and dangerous driving are all too often on their street.
“These individuals use this street as a cut through and they truly don’t care,” said Roy Woods, a neighborhood resident. “There should be some form of speed bumps…or something to slow down traffic.”
“I was at home when I heard the sirens,” another neighbor, Edward Caballero, claimed.
“This is not the first mishap. It’s the only deadly accident I’ve heard of, but I’ve seen more here just because cars are speeding.”
The Wilmer family set up a Cash App link for people who want to contribute to the girls’ graves.
The girls’ father told 8 News Now that he doesn’t judge their mother for what happened because he knows she loved their children.
Credits: 8 News Now
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