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Vigil held for Cedar Rapids teen killed in parking lot accident

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Family, friends, and loved one came together to remember Shana Chavez, the 16-year-old who died in an accident.

Dozens met near Ellis Park in Cedar Rapids to remember the girl they say was so likable and was friends with everyone.

Her closest friends could only cling to each other as they remember Chavez.

"It feels like a part of me is missing," said Kylie Babst, Chavez's best friend. "Because I don't have her here with me anymore. It's just going to be really hard."

As the for the accident, police are still investigating.

They tell us Chavez was found critically injured after they believe she hanging onto the back of a moving vehicle when the accident happened.

Chavez was taken to the hospital and later died as a result of her injuries.

The family telling us they are still trying to figure out how to pay for funeral expenses.

They've set up a GoFundMe account for Chavez.

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