Classmates and schoolmates of 7-year-old Donovan Maldonado met Thursday night to pray for Donovan and his family.
"By being here tonight you're going to do the most important thing you can do and that is to pray for a family in need," said Pastor Brad Bell with The Well Community Church.
Close to 150 people came together at Liberty Elementary School in Northeast Fresno.
This is where Donovan was set to enter second grade this fall.
"He was fun, energetic loving considerate compassionate. He was a good kid," said Aaron Ensminger. Ensminger volunteered in Donovan's classroom.
Donovan's teammates on the Eagles PeeWee football team came to the vigil instead of practice in Donovan's honor.
"He was a smaller guy but had a huge heart. You could tell him to climb Mount Everest and he'd say 'ok coach'," said Kyle Koontz, who coached Donovan in football.
Wednesday night, Donovan was on his bike crossing Shepherd Avenue near Millbrook when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. The car also struck Donovan's father and 18-month-old sister.
"This hits home. There's not a person at this school who hasn't ridden across Shepherd on that path in the same way that this family did," said Pastor Bell.
The driver in the crash, 42-year-old Loren LeBeau bailed out of jail Thursday morning. LeBeau has been a basketball coach at Central High School since 2007.
At the scene, the windshield on his car was caved in. The front bumper showed the impact of the crash.
LeBeau's attorney was back at the crossing on Shepherd 24 hours after the crash.to look at the conditions and lighting.
"He's devastated by what happened and the fact that a child died as a result of a collision that he was involved in," said attorney Jeff Hammerschmidt, who represents LeBeau.
The city of Fresno is also looking at the crossing to check the street lights. The one closest to the bike and walking trail is not working.
Several street lights in the area had been out last year but were back in service in April.
"Copper wire theft was the reason last time around that they were out," said Patrick Wiemiller, Public Works Director for the city of Fresno.
The lights have deterrents in place to prevent that from happening again.
But at Liberty Elementary, there is one light that is missing, that will never brighten the campus again.