Dozens attend vigil for Fayetteville mom who died after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) -- Dozens of friends and family members attended a vigil Sunday evening for a Fayetteville mother who died after a crash Friday night.

Lakina P. Alford, 42, of Grandview Drive died after the car she was driving crashed at the intersection of Hay and Robeson streets in Fayetteville.

Alford's mother, Janet Alford, said at the vigil she will remember many things about her daughter.

"Her smile. The laughter and her crying heart....she was such a lovely person. Always willing to help somebody," Janet Alford said at the vigil, which was held at the crash site.

The vigil included flowers, candles and a balloon release.

Some people gathered in groups to pray and remember Lakina Alford.

Alford leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter, family members said.

Police said that just after 10 p.m. Friday Alford was driving a white Chevrolet Malibu west on Hay Street.

However, Alford's car left the road at the intersection of Robeson Street and collided with a light pole.

She was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition but later died.

"She touched so many lives, she will be missed by all," Janet Alford said.

The crash is still under investigation.

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