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Memorial burned in southwest Las Vegas for student struck, killed by vehicle

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 20:49:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A memorial has been damaged in the southwest part of town that was set up by the community after a 12-year-old Faiss Middle School student was killed last month.

Jonathan Smith died in a crash on March 25 while he was attempting to cross the street on Fort Apache Road near Maule Avenue.

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A vigil was held at the Faiss Community Park to remember Smith after the incident.

“We are surrounded literally by everyone who loved him and everyone whose life was touched by Jonny," a participant told 13 Action News that evening.

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Jonathan’s middle school was also just feet away from where the collision happened.

Hundreds attended the vigil and put candles and phones in the air to symbolize Jonny's light.

Clark County transportation officials also conducted a study at the intersection where Jonathan was killed to see if any changes were needed, as a crosswalk does not exist currently at that spot.

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Tuesday, authorities did not release any immediate information as to how the memorial was indeed damaged.

Smith's family has a GoFundMe page dating back to the original incident.