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Almost exactly two years ago, mourners gathered at Brentwood High School on Long Island to remember teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, who were allegedly killed by suspected MS-13 gang members. The night was pierced with hundreds of candle flames marshaled on the football field, though the two friends dreamed of playing professional basketball.

Kayla’s mother, Evelyn Rodriguez, organized another vigil for Friday to mark precisely the two years since Kayla’s body was recovered from a wooded area off Ray Court, a verdant cul-de-sac.

The article goes on to state the following:

The family put together a memorial along the street for Kayla, whose slaying President Trump invoked in his State of the Union address in January.

People further reports:

The Suffolk County Police Department said that Rodriguez, 50, was struck by a car around 4 p.m. in Brentwood, New York, after getting into a dispute with a driver of an SUV about the location of the memorial, according to the New York Times.

The vigil was set to be held near the exact spot where the bodies of her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, and her daughter’s 15-year-old friend Nisa Mickens were found. Four members of the MS-13 gang were charged with the pair’s deaths.

According to the police, Rodriguez was struck by the vehicle when she tried to leave, and the driver, whom the authorities did not name, stayed on the scene and called 911, the Times reported. (The Suffolk County Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.)

The article goes on to state the following:

Local station News 12, which was present at the time in order to attend the vigil, went on to share video footage that appeared to show Rodriguez confronting the driver. The outlet went on to report that following the confrontation, the SUV accelerated towards Rodriguez and ran her over.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead after being taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, according to the Times.

While the driver of the vehicle has not been arrested, the investigation is still ongoing, reported Fox News.


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