Dozens Gather for Candlelight Vigil in Ardmore

By: Amanda Brown Email
By: Amanda Brown Email

ARDMORE, OK-- More than fifty people gathered to show their support for Shelby Miller at a candlelight vigil in Ardmore's central park.

Miller remains in a medically induced coma with a fractured spine and pelvis, broken collar bone and bruised lungs now doctors said she is also fighting pneumonia.

'It's devastating and what happened to her should never happen" said Monica Opsahl.

"My heart goes out to her and the baby and her family and I just put everything in the lords hands and I hope and pray to God that she makes it" said Leeann Kelley

Terryn Reames, Shelby's brother said he is overwhelmed with the support shown by friends even complete strangers.

"We didn't expect such a big turnout, people you know to kind of just here us out were just small town people like everyone else here just the turnout alone is awesome" said Terryn Reames.

Miller's family said their lives changed forever early last Saturday morning when she went to check on a fight outside her home and was run over by a driver who fled the scene. No arrest have been made and supporters all are asking the same question, why?

"Why is there not justice, Shelby's fighting for her life and lost her son" said Monica Opsahl.

Leeann Kelley's daughter grew up with Shelby.She said that she just doesn't understand why no arrests have been made yet.

"And it's not fair that she's laying in a hospital bed". said Leeann Kelley.

Miller's family said they're still hopeful that Shelby will recover and the support they've received is pulling them through.

"It's good to have people here and care they way they have been" said Terryn Reames.

Landmark Bank on North Commerce in Ardmore. Donations can be made under Richard Rogers/Shelby Miller.

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  • by michelle on Jun 1, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    ardmore is full of druggies and drug dealers and therefore crime.. who the hell goes to bars when they are pregnant? IJS. and yes the girl who was driving probably is taking the wrap for another illegal mexican that was really driving drunk !!!!!!!
  • by one other person Location: ardmore ok on May 7, 2012 at 06:26 PM
    I only new shelby through school but i still hope she comes through. I couldn't imagine the pain of losing a child being a young mother myself but i know when she comes out of this she will just be thankful to be alive. I give you all the hope and strength in the world. You have my support.
  • by Christy Location: Duncan, Ok on May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    Another small towner....Seriously?? How can you say that?! Regardless of what went on prior, a woman hit another woman with her vehicle and the victim is in a medically induced coma because of it and has lost her baby because of said woman!!! I went and visited Shelby last week and it was the most disturbing thing I have seen and it makes me sick to think the other woman is free.
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      by Harley on May 7, 2012 at 05:18 PM in reply to Christy
      Another small towner is probably the woman who hit Shelby or one of her family members
  • by Another small towner Location: Ardmore on May 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    Trash. Blame whoever in her family brought the fight home from the bar. I see these people at the bar constantly and it is just trash.
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      by Bob Thornton@windom on May 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM in reply to Another small towner
      "at the bar constantly" you are referring to yourself right@Another small brainer,now you know they will run you down,be careful at your bar.
  • by Ginger Grant on May 5, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    Praying for Shelby, her family and for the police to make an arrest! Justice for Shelby!!
  • by bunbun on May 5, 2012 at 04:05 AM
    I pray she makes threw ok..I'm sure the reason as to why no arrest have been made is because there could be more charges..they have to make sure shelbys gonna pull threw first so they know wether to charge for one murder..or two
  • by Sheryl Massingill Location: Marietta on May 5, 2012 at 02:06 AM
    I am so sad that this young lady lost her baby! May God keeps his loving and protecting on her and let her make through this ordeal!! And I hope the person who did this feels the guilt of taking the life of an unborn child and turns themselves in for thier punishmemt!
  • by Marcia Craig Location: Ardmore on May 4, 2012 at 09:01 PM
    I support the family and shelby at this time .. I pray for healing and comfront .. AMEN
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