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MADD holds vigil to remember those lost to drunk driving crashes

In Grand Blanc, an annual event was held to remember lives lost to alcohol-related accidents Saturday. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – In Grand Blanc, an annual event was held to remember lives lost to alcohol-related accidents Saturday.

It was a candlelight vigil of remembrance at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc.

Although turnout was light, participants were invited to light candles to remember their loved ones who were injured or killed.

An organizer says her daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

"Twenty years ago today would have been my daughter's funeral. She was 16 years old and she died in a crash. Nobody out there who hasn't been in my shoes wants to be in my shoes and the only way to do that is for everybody to be really responsible and have a sober ride home or just don't go out,” said organizer Connie Ayres.

The Centers for Disease Control says every day nearly 30 people in the United States die in a crash involving drinking and driving.

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