By Taylor Newton and Michael Pearson, Photo Editor and Video Editor
Students, staff, alumni and members of the community gathered at the Aviation Park skating rink on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a hastily arranged prayer vigil for Tatum Love. The junior lacrosse player, swimmer and newspaper staff member was critically injured in a car accident Tuesday evening and was transported to Norfolk General Hospital with massive head trauma.
The group prayer service on the blustery, emotion-filled afternoon demonstrated the closeness of the Outer Banks community and how – regardless of what life throws their way – locals always will be there for one another.
You can learn more about the accident at the GoFundMe page set up for Tatum’s family to help with medical expenses.
Want to learn more about Tatum’s work with Nighthawk News Magazine? Check out her story gallery at this link.
Sophomore Taylor Newton can be reached at 23Newtonta97@daretolearn.org. Junior Michael Pearson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.