A memorial was held in Mount Sterling Saturday evening for a young mother of three whose life was taken away just five days ago.
Ashley Dennison, 29, was driving southbound along I-71 just north of Stringtown Road on Monday when she ran out of gas.
After her boyfriend arrived to help her, Ashley crossed the highway and was hit by a car.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dozens of friends and family members gathered in the central park of Mount Sterling for a candlelight vigil.
"We will light the candles to show we will keep the light burning in our hearts, as we're grieving during this difficult time," said Ashley's mother Ruth Pickering.
Mike Hicks says he's still numb days after Ashley died in his arms.
"We were getting married, my girlfriend, my kids' Mom, she meant everything to me," said Hicks.
And she meant a lot to friend after friend, each coming to the microphone, to speak on her behalf.
"It just means everything, the town of Mount Sterling has come together to help with her funeral and expenses, we didn't have any insurance, and everybody in town has just come together and helped her kids and her," said Pickering.
The driver who hit Dennison was not arrested and is not facing charges at this time.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.