Updated 04/15/2011 10:03 AM
Community gathers for vigil in Newburgh
Teddy bears and candles line the waterfront where a 25-year-old mother drove her minivan into the Hudson River Tuesday, killing herself and three of her children. Her 10-year-old son survived. Members of the Newburgh community gathered for a vigil on Thursday. YNN's Elaina Athans was at the vigil and has more on the gathering.
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- The Newburgh community gathered Thursday to remember the precious lives lost in this week's tragedy after a 25-year-old woman drove her minivan into the Hudson River, killing herself and three of her children.
Community members came together for a vigil to pay homage to the family. The Newburgh Christian Ministerial Fellowship hosted the event.
Clergy members offered condolences and words of hope to the community.
During the service, salt was thrown into the water to represent the mother and children who died.
City officials said clergy members are working to put together a foundation for the survivor, 10-year-old La'Shaun Armstrong. Anyone interested in making donations can call the city for more information.