Hundreds remember the lives of two teens killed in Wheatfield car accident

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday evening for a vigil remembering the lives of 18-year-olds Melanie Aronow and Quincy Harper.

Friends of the two told News 4 they were best friends.

Police say the two of them were at a big party on Shawnee Road Saturday night. Aronow and Harper along with two other friends were walking back to their car when police say a 20-year-old driver hit them, killing Aronow and Harper.

Aronow’s family says the party was Melanie’s last hoorah before heading to college at SUNY Fredonia. They say she cared deeply about everyone and has impacted everyone’s life in a positive manner.

Harper’s family says Quincy had a million dollar smile and he always put everyone before himself.

“They was best friends they wasn’t just two random people hit, we are friends together and Quincy, they say he makes music, they say he do this and that, Quincy is a scholar. Melanie is a scholar going to Fredonia. They not typical average people on the block hustling, they not the average people out here in drama. They are people that go home and go to work they’re people that put their hand out for people and they don’t even got it,” said Charlie Horton-Fisher, friend.

Friends of Melanie and Quincy say the amount of support at Wednesday night’s vigil was amazing and it brought a community closer knowing their angels are in heaven. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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