SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Friends, family and neighbors held a vigil in West Sacramento Thursday evening for Shalvinesh and Roselyn Sharma, a married couple who loved ones believed died this week after their tow truck fell into the Sacramento River.
Macey Johnson, a close family friend, said the Sharma's owned Justin's Towing Services.
"They built this company for their kids. Everything was for their kids," Johnson said. "They wanted a future for their kids. They didn't want them to have to struggle. They were excellent, they were always together as a family."
The couple's neighbor, Brandy Wood-Baines, told ABC10 she organized the vigil to bring the community together to pray for their two teenage kids.
"It's really important for the community to come and love on their kids because they're not here to do that," Wood-Baines said.
Even though authorities have not been able to recover the tow truck involved in Tuesday's crash, friends and family say they've accepted it was the Sharma's who were inside the vehicle.
Those who attended the vigil shared their favorite memories with the Sharmas.
- Car plunges over Highway 50's Pioneer Bridge into Sacramento River; no body recovered
- Volunteer rescuers give tips on staying safe on the water
"Good people all around. I don't think I'll ever meet anyone that could say anything negative," Wood-Baines said.
The Sacramento Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART) found the vehicle using sonar technology in the middle of the Sacramento River approximately 30 feet under water.
Search crews said they cannot continue recovery efforts because of dangerous water conditions. Divers plan to connect it to a tug boat so it can be towed to shore.
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