Easter Egg hunt remembers Lillie Reed

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A little girl who lost her life in a horrific car crash on April 6th was remembered and celebrated at an Easter Egg hunt this morning.

The community of Linden put on the Easter Egg hunt and honored Veronica Reed, 7-year-old Lillie’s mother.

“I never really thought that I would be on this end, and to receive all this love — it’s overwhelming,” said Reed.

Lillie was a first grade student at Hamilton Stem Elementary school. She lost her life when the car she was riding in overturned on Cleveland Avenue.

“I’m trying to keep a smile on for the sake of my other children, and so many people have my best interest at heart and praying for my family,” Reed said. “It’s just been so many outpours and outreaches from the community, and I’m so grateful.”

Linden resident Jazmine Smith said: “It makes me feel good that there are people out there who care, and do something for the kids in Lillie’s name. It makes me feel good.”

Police have said that alcohol, and speed, appear to be factors in the crash that claimed Lillie Reed’s life and sent four other children in the SUV to the hospital after the crash, along with the driver.

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