Vigil held for Richmond girl killed walking along Jahnke Road

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Family and friends gathered Thursday night to celebrate the life of Aajah Rosemond. The Richmond teenager was fatally struck by a car while walking along Janke Road on Sunday.

The 16-year-old’s family urged other drivers to slow down on the road ask that they pay attention to their surroundings.

“I still have five other children to raise, so I have to do the best I can, but you got to know it hurts. She definitely was my morning Folgers in my cup,” said Rosemond’s mother.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jahnke Road and German School Road around 5:20 p.m.

According to police, a GMC Yukon traveling west on Jahnke Road tried to make a left turn, when it collided with a Nissan Titan traveling east on Jahnke Road.

The collision caused the Nissan Titan to spin through the intersection, striking Rosemond, who was walking to a nearby store.

A celebration of life will be held at United Nation Church Friday at 2 p.m.

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