It’s been more than three months since Forest Hills Central student, Lucas Van Sprange, died while running to a school bus stop. A make shift memorial still marks the location where the 15 year old was killed on January 16, 2015.
A family member had dropped him off in the center turn lane in front of the Manchester Hills subdivision. He was struck by a SUV as he crossed Cascade Road.
Three months later a wreath, cross, plants, balloons and a sign make up a memorial at the bus stop. The sign directs people to this blog “Live Like Lucas”. His mother, Melissa Conner, still shares the pain of losing her son.
April 3, 2015 - “Love is so powerful…the more you love someone, they say, the more you will grieve them. Loving someone is taking that chance. Giving them your whole heart with that possibility that the unthinkable will happen.”