Family, friends remember Milwaukee teen hit and killed by school bus
A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night, in honor of a 17-year-old girl whose life was tragically cut short.
Marisol Cevallos classmates from Rufus King High School gathered near 9th and Oklahoma, the scene of the accident.
Some of them broke down into tears, while others told stories about meeting up with Cevallos in the halls. Her family isn't surprised how much she was loved, describing her as a smart, funny and talented young girl.
"She wanted to write music. She wanted to play music. She wanted to sing music," said Ausencio Cevallos, the victim's brother.
A home video of the teen shows her playing the violin in her family's mariachi band, a bond that will now be forever broken.
"Inside of my chest I feel an empty hollow that will never be filled again because I can't see my sister," Ausencio said.
The high school senior was killed just a block away from her house on Milwaukee's south side. Police said she was crossing the street to get to her bus stop, when she was hit by a school bus.
"I feel like my family would want justice," Ausencio said. "I feel like I need more answers."
Only CBS 58 was there when the victim's brother watched surveillance video from a nearby business. It's still dark at 6 a.m., but the footage shows the accident happen. Hear what witnesses say happened.
"I saw what was a child waiting on the curb for the light to turn green and walk across, is what she did," he said.
The 62-year-old school bus driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation, but that doesn't ease the pain of a family who's remembering the good times to get through this tragedy.
"She loved laughing and that's what I'll miss," said Ausencio.
Lamers Bus Company said the driver involved has been with them for 25 years and has a spotless record.
Meanwhile, Marisol's family has set up a fund at Landmark Credit Union to help with funeral expenses. A GoFundMe has also been set up, you can access it by clicking here.