Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to remember a 17-year-old girl killed Monday night in a head-on crash on Dixie Highway.According to police, the man who hit her was in a stolen car, had stolen firearms and was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday outside Butler High School where Madelynn Troutt was a senior.Madelynn’s uncle, Chris Troutt, said the large crowd showed how much she was loved.”Madelynn was a special girl. Her smile lit up the room,” Troutt said.The crowd was filled with tears as many are still coming to terms with what happened.”She’s left a hole in everybody’s heart,” Troutt said.According to her uncle, Madelynn was already preparing for after graduation and looking forward to a career in helping others.”She was working two jobs and her dream was to be a nurse,” Troutt said.Her friend Braden Kelly worked with Madelynn at Chick-fil-A. He said she helped him get through a recent car accident of his own that left him with a broken leg.”Everybody has met those people that you can always count on just like, ‘Oh I’m having a pretty bad day. I need somebody to talk to.’ Madelynn was always that one for me personally and multiple other people as well,” Kelly said.Now those who leaned on her are coming together for her family. Tisha Foley organized Tuesday’s vigil and says she was blown away by the turnout.”It just shows what kind of person she is and how the community can rally behind each other and show what a wonderful person she was and just let her family know,” Foley said.The family thanked everyone for the outpouring of support.”Right now, Madelynn is looking down on us and smiling and proud of what we’re all doing here tonight,” Troutt said.A visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Ratterman’s Funeral Home on Cane Run Road. Funeral services will be held Friday at the southwest campus of Southeast Christian Church.

Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to remember a 17-year-old girl killed Monday night in a head-on crash on Dixie Highway.

According to police, the man who hit her was in a stolen car, had stolen firearms and was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday outside Butler High School where Madelynn Troutt was a senior.

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Madelynn’s uncle, Chris Troutt, said the large crowd showed how much she was loved.

“Madelynn was a special girl. Her smile lit up the room,” Troutt said.

The crowd was filled with tears as many are still coming to terms with what happened.

“She’s left a hole in everybody’s heart,” Troutt said.

According to her uncle, Madelynn was already preparing for after graduation and looking forward to a career in helping others.

“She was working two jobs and her dream was to be a nurse,” Troutt said.

Her friend Braden Kelly worked with Madelynn at Chick-fil-A. He said she helped him get through a recent car accident of his own that left him with a broken leg.

“Everybody has met those people that you can always count on just like, ‘Oh I’m having a pretty bad day. I need somebody to talk to.’ Madelynn was always that one for me personally and multiple other people as well,” Kelly said.

Now those who leaned on her are coming together for her family. Tisha Foley organized Tuesday’s vigil and says she was blown away by the turnout.

“It just shows what kind of person she is and how the community can rally behind each other and show what a wonderful person she was and just let her family know,” Foley said.

The family thanked everyone for the outpouring of support.

“Right now, Madelynn is looking down on us and smiling and proud of what we’re all doing here tonight,” Troutt said.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Ratterman’s Funeral Home on Cane Run Road. Funeral services will be held Friday at the southwest campus of Southeast Christian Church.

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