Church mourns girl killed by car Halloween night

Church mourns girl killed by car Halloween night

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A vigil was held Tuesday night for the two young girls hit by a car outside a Huntsville church on Halloween night.

Akaila Tabor, 6, was killed and another girl was injured after they were hit by a car while crossing the street on their way to Central Assembly of God church.

Assembly of God Church pastor Dan Doty said a lot of families are within walking distance of the church, which was supposed to host a night of fun and games. But nothing prepared them for what happened just outside their doors.

"Your heart just goes out, all of our people just began to pray," said Doty.

"We certainly want to share our condolences with the families that were involved in the accident last night. We just want to reach out to the community and let people know that we care," he said.

Church members, most of whom did not even know the girls' families, did everything they could the night it happened.

"We got our church van and was able to take one of the families to the emergency room at the hospital last night, And some of our ladies stayed with them just to be there for them," said Doty.

As those families continue to grieve, these people continue to pray.

"I've prayed all night for her to find comfort and peace," said church member Reta "Granny" Broadwater.

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