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Witnesses can't shake memories of bus stop accident

Victoria Spilabotte

Witnesses can't shake memories of bus stop accident

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Sep 18, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Lighting candles, laying flowers; people are still adding to a moving memorial that continues to spread near the bus stop. It's where four people were hit and killed last Thursday morning.

"I just couldn't stop crying, it was horrible," witness Tricia Bristol said. "I just kept seeing that morning over and over again in my head."

Bristol can't stop reliving the moments when police said Gary Lee Hosey drove drunk and ran into the bus stop.

"I just saw and I couldn't help and I felt horrible," Bristol said. "I just called 911 screaming and panicking."

Bristol said she was driving on Spring Mountain when the car veered off right and narrowly missed her truck with her 4-year-old son inside.

"It could have been me," Bristol said. "He could have swerved left and killed me. I don't know why I was spared and those people weren't."

Thoughts of anger and frustration are driving more people to see the crash site. Rows of candles, hundred of flowers and personal messages show a community cares.

"It's very moving, it's very tragic," Dave Hart said after he lit a candle. "I think a lot of people just resonate with it you know."

Family, friends and even strangers continue to remember the victims, hoping for a sense of closure. And sometimes one visit to the memorial just isn't enough.

"I just can't believe how much its grown since Thursday," Jessica Torres said. "It just keeps getting bigger and bigger."

"This is my third time here, it's just cathartic to come here an see it," Hart said.  

"I don't know how I'm going to get over it," Bristol said. "It's going to take a long time."

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.