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Candlelight Vigil for Ryan Holyk

Hundreds turn out to honor the memory of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk on June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista. The teenager was struck by a Spokane Valley police patrol car while riding his bike on May 23, and was taken off life support on June 4.


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Kylieanna Mattingly is embraced by Riley Petersen as hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk. The teenager was riding his BMX-style bicycle around 10:30 p.m. on May 23 when he was struck by a Spokane Valley patrol car. Holyk was taken off life support on June 4.


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Wendy Hinton consoles her daughter Lillie Rose Hinton as hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember Ryan Holyk.


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Lenay Pieerce, left, and Danielle Bennett hold a sign asking motorists, including a Spokane Valley patrol car, to honk as they drive past a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk.


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Candles are lit at dusk as hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk.


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Katie Holyk writes a message to her brother Ryan in a West Valley High School yearbook, as hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista.


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Ryan Holyk’s picture appears with his classmates in the 2013-14 West Valley High School yearbook.


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Friends write messages in the West Valley High School yearbook as hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk.


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Balloons and a sign reading “Pray 4 Ryan” at Charlie P’s loom over the hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk.


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Hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil, June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista to remember accident victim Ryan Holyk.


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Mike Fellin, left, and his wife Rose honor the memory of Ryan Holyk during a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sprague and Vista, June 5, 2014.

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