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HUNDREDS GATHER FOR CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR HIT AND RUN VICTIM

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Hundreds gathered at Tarkington High School Friday night to remember Josey Scott, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while out jogging Tuesday night. Scott graduated from that school in 2013, but far more than just former classmates turned out for the event, holding candles and balloons.

There was singing, praying, and remembering Josey Scott through stories. They said she loved the guitar and she loved building fires. “Redneck” was a term of endearment.

After the event, Billy said his daughter his daughter was “awesome.”

“She meant a lot to everybody,” he said. “I didn’t realize how many lives that girl had touched until the last few days – thousands and thousands.”

Billy Scott said he was receiving so many messages, he couldn’t even keep up. As for losing his daughter, he said it was “very rough,” and his “worst nightmare.” He described Josey as someone who “loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and mudding.”

“She could be the pretty little thing and dress up too, but she’d just as well be in a deer stand hunting a deer, or with a pack of dogs catching a hog somewhere,” Billy Scott said. “She could ride a horse and work cows as good as any man I ever rode beside.”

“ That’s going to be the hard part – trying to go back to my chores without her.”

CHARGES HAVE NOW BEEN FILED ON THE DRIVER WE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SHORTLY