Vigil for 9-year-old struck by car in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. - Friends, family and neighbors gathered for a vigil tonight for a nine year old Middle River girl who was hit by a car as she crossed the street in front of her own house.

Close to a hundred people gathered on Graythorn Road to remember Amaria Gould.

Gould died around 5:30 last night.  Her family says they were on their way to get snowballs.

They say Amaria was on her way to her mother's car that was parked across the street.

The family says she walked out between two cars, stopped and looked both ways and was struck by a car coming down Graythorn road.

Tonight her family and friends remember her as a beautiful, talented child who actually got to play music at the Meyerhoff last chirstmas.

They say she was a ray of sunshine and cared about everyone.

"Amaria, she was the family's angel." her brother Alonzo Gould told the crowd.  "She would go to my mother when she was down and cheer her up and tell her that everything was gonna be okay.  That's what she was all about she'd want us to treat each other like family."

Amaria was a student at Hawthorne Elementary School.

Today counselors were on hand to help her classmates and teachers get through this terrible time.

No charges were filed against the driver, who stayed at the scene of the crash.

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