Vigil held in Canarsie for 9-year-old Rebecca Ramnarine, killed in car crash Sunday on Remsen Avenue

A vigil was held Monday night in Canarsie in memory of Rebecca Ramnarine, who was killed in a car crash Sunday. (5/5/14)

CANARSIE - A vigil was held Monday night in Canarsie in memory of the 9-year-old girl killed Sunday night in a car crash on Remsen Avenue.

Rebecca Ramnarine was riding in a car with her friend and friend's mother when a green Honda Odyssey slammed into their car and another vehicle. Ramnarine was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Five other people were injured in the accident.

Police arrested the driver of the Honda Odyssey, Kenneth Palache. He's now facing a list of charges, including criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to show a license.

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Ramnarine's family is from Queens, but her family expressed gratitude for the Canarsie community who came to the vigil. Rebecca's father, Richard, also thanked everyone who tried to save his daughter. Loved ones released purple balloons into the sky at the vigil to remember the girl, who family members say was bright and full of life.

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