Family and friends of Kassandra Kaulius will hold a candlelight vigil in her memory Thursday night.
The evening will mark one year since Kaulius, 22, was killed while heading home from a softball game in Cloverdale.
On May 3, 2011, Kaulius was turning onto 152 Street at 64 Avenue, when a Ford Econoline van ran a red light while heading northbound on 152 Street and smashed into Kaulius’s car, killing her instantly.
Natasha Leigh Warren, who police believe was driving the van, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death and failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm.
Kaulius’s father Victor said the vigil will give the community a chance to come out and remember his daughter in a meaningful way.
The family has been managing as well as can be expected, but recent days have been difficult with the anniversary approaching and charges against Warren being approved.
“The last two weeks, and I guess leading up to here, has been, I tell you, harder than the first couple of days,” he said. “We’ve found it really difficult, (with) the finality of it all.”
The vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, at Sullivan Park, at 64 Avenue and 152 Street.
The public is welcome, and attendees are encouraged to bring a candle.