Memorial grows for mom, son killed by car

Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 10:15 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 12, 2017 at 12:54 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - People in the community are remembering a mom and son killed on their way to school Wednesday.

A memorial outside the school is growing with teddy bears, toys and flowers.

Anna Mentzer and her 7-year-old son, Ethan, were walking in a crosswalk near the intersection of Pima and Swan when they were hit by a car.

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Anna died at the scene while her son died at the hospital. They were on their way to St. Cyril of Alexandria School, where Ethan was a student. His mother also worked at the school.

People in the community have created a memorial outside the school to remember the family. On Wednesday, the day of the crash, people gathered at the catholic school for a vigil and a mass.

Grief counselors will be available at the school Thursday to help students cope. Classes will end around noon for fall break.

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