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.