Candlelight vigil held for victim of alleged DUI hit and run


A candlelight vigil was held on Tuesday for the victim of a DUI hit and run earlier this week.

Those who love Aubrey Coggin, 26, gathered at Canal Park for a candlelight vigil to honor his life.

More than a dozen of those affected by his death turned out, including family and friends with the same message of love and remembrance.

In front of several pictures of Coggin, lit up by candlelight, his own fiancée and 1-year old daughter as well as his mother joined together to lead an emotional and heartbreaking vigil.

Coggin was struck by a car at the top of the Holmes bridge after witnesses say he stopped to help a mother and her child whose car had stalled out in the road.

Police say David Justin Todd, 40, hit Coggin while driving drunk and then sped off.

Those who knew him best describe Coggin as someone who loved his family and friends and would do anything to help others, even at the expense of himself.

Preston White, one of Coggin's best friends, say they're leaning on wonderful memories of him during this hard time.

"He was a strong young man with a lot of ambition. He was going to do great things in this world. He was a mommas boy. He loved his momma. Family first was his first motto, and loyalty was his second," said White.

A GoFund me page has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses.