Vigil held for 10-year-old girl hit by car

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SAN DIEGO -- More than one hundred people gathered Thursday night at Orleck Park for a quiet candlelight vigil in honor of 10-year-old Raquel Rosete, who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash last weekend in Tierrasanta.

Candles and glowsticks were lit, followed by a moment of silence and a balloon release.

Raquel's older siblings, Jessica and Michael Rosete, were there, among other family members. They said the family is doing alright knowing their little "Hawaiian Barbie doll" is OK now.

Raquel suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to be placed on life support. She was declared brain dead Wednesday and pronounced dead Thursday by the Medical Examiner's office.

On Saturday, Raquel and her 12-year-old friend, Mekayla, were run over by Julianne Little. The 30-year-old woman initially left the scene and later returned. She's accused of driving under the influence when she drove onto the sidewalk and struck the pair.

Little pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges Wednesday. She is being held on $1 million bail.

Mekayla suffered a concussion and a broken ankle.

This Sunday would have marked Raquel's 11th birthday.