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Celebration of Life Service for Gretna Girls Involved in Fatal Crash

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 19:09:52-04

GRETNA, Neb. — A celebration of life was hosted by one local church this past weekend to honor the five teenage girls who crashed in Gretna, killing four of them.

The event took place at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Many from the community came together to cherish the good that the girls experienced in their lifetimes, many reflected on what the girls meant to them and many came to grieve the loss which happened less than a week ago.

"It's really important and it's really cool too to see everybody coming together as a community and supporting one another, especially the families too. I know it helps the families a lot and bringing them up and just forgetting about it a little bit. It's just going to be hard the next couple weeks," an attendee said.

The parking lot of the church was full with visitors. As people from all over came to pay their respects. After the ceremony, guests had the chance to sign a banner in honor of the girls and their families.

The crash remains under investigation.