Mother-to-be killed in crash honored with candlelight vigil in Lynn

Mother-to-be killed in crash honored with candlelight vigil in Lynn

LYNN, Mass. — Lighting candles to honor the memory of Cara Marsi, dozens came together in Lynn Common Tuesday to mourn her loss with a candlelight vigil.

Cara was due to give birth to her baby boy last weekend, when she and her unborn baby were killed in a car crash early Saturday morning.

“She was my baby, I helped raise her from the time I was 12 years old,” said Miranda Marsi, Cara’s older sister. “She was just a beautiful soul, she was a light in everyone’s life.”

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Miranda says she was getting ready to become an aunt for the first time.

“With all the COVID, they were only letting one person in the delivery room with her and it was supposed to be me, so bags were packed and we were ready to go,” said Miranda.

Steve Marsi went from preparing to be a grandfather to planning both his daughter and grandson’s funeral.

“She had a name picked out which was going to be Ashton Edward Marsi, so we were very, very much excited about a new chapter in our life,” said Steve, Cara’s father. “We’re horrified by the fact that she was just starting her life out and she had so much more to give.”

A makeshift memorial continues to grow at the scene of the crash on Walnut Street in Lynn by the Saugus town line, where police say a car driving in the opposite direction collided with the car in which Cara was the passenger.

Her boyfriend was driving and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the other car was treated and released from the hospital.

“If you have friends and family at home, let them know how you feel about them because tomorrow is never given, you just never know,” said Steve.

While this community mourns the loss of this mom-to-be, Cara’s family still wants answers as to what led up to the crash and whether charges will be filed.

“We would like anyone that has any cameras on their house in that area if they could, just give us some help and try to review them and see if they see anything from that time frame,” said Miranda. “It would be greatly appreciated and a lot of help.”