Vigil held for Mattapoisett crash victims

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MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WPRI) — More than 100 people turned out for a candlelight vigil Friday night for Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues, and Meghan Sargent.

The pair was killed in a car crash on Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett on Memorial Day. Sargent was a senior at Fairhaven High School, and was scheduled to graduate this weekend.

“It’s just not going to be the same place without her, and there’s a hole that will never be filled,” Meghan’s mother, Jeana Sargent told Eyewitness News. “I’ve gotta try and sit and be in the positive and remember what a blessed and wonderful child I had.”

Friday’s vigil was held at The Hollywood Scoop, where Rodrigues worked. He had closed up shop just before the deadly accident.

“His smile is what we’re always going to remember and his positive attitude and the energy,” Lori Truehart, owner of The Hollywood Scoop said. “He just brought a certain energy that you just don’t see every day.”

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation. However, police have said speed may have been a factor.

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