Vigil held for south Indianapolis hit and run victim

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Dozens of people gathered on the south side to remember a woman who died Sunday night in a hit and run accident.

It was dark on the section of South Meridian Street near Troy Avenue Wednesday night, just as it was last week, when someone hit and killed 63-year-old Kathleen Clark.

The driver never stopped and it is so dark in the area, no one noticed Clark's body for 12 hours.

"As we gather here tonight, this is not to say goodbye," a speaker said.

Neighbors say they feared this would happen someday. The area has no sidewalks or street lights and now family, co-workers and friends are mourning the loss of a woman who died simply walking by the road.

"She liked to have fun. Extremely proud of her kids and her grandkids. Very deeply loved by them and loved them very deeply," said Angie Bills.

The people prayed for Clark and that whoever hit her be brought to justice. As her family waits and hopes for closure, they marked the spot where Clark died with a simple white cross. They hope the cross reminds everyone passing of Clark, shedding light on a woman who died tragically in the dark.

Neighbors have started a drive to get sidewalks and lights in the area. They say they can honor Clark's memory by making the area safer for the next person who walks along the side of the road.