Thousands Gather For Hailey Owens' Candlelight March
Austin Robertson and Chase Snider
Photo: Video by ktts.com
Nobody expected a response this big - thousands gathered in north Springfield to honor Hailey Owens' memory with a candlelight march down Commercial Street.
Joe Bridges put the idea on facebook, and the response was huge: an estimated 10,000 people.
"I'm overwhelmed. I'm speechless. This community has answered," says Bridges.
People came from all over Springfield - some who didn't know Hailey and some, like Austin Zimny and his mom Mandy, who feel the loss more than most:
Hailey's extended family members Reagan and David Haskins say they can't thank the community enough for its support.
In the wake of this tragedy, many families are re-thinking how they handle safety concerns, like Elizabeth Donalson and her three kids:
You can share your pictures from the Hailey Owens march at iContribute@ktts.com
Chase Snider, Austin Robertson, and Mike Morgan contributed to this story.