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Memorial service for D'Shawn Lewis

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An emotional evening as mourners gathered at Henrico's Highland Springs High School. Balloons were released into the chilly night air in memory of 17-year-old D'Shawn Lewis.

The teen, who was called "D-Lewis", was hit and killed by an SUV Wednesday night, while he tried to cross Nine Mile Road.

Relatives, loved ones and classmates gathered on the football field to remember the athlete, whose jersey number - 43 - glowed brightly from the scoreboard.

The high school band also played in tribute to Lewis this evening.

Many in this tight-knit community tell us they're still shocked that the funny, spontaneous person they knew, is gone.

Henrico police are still investigating the accident, but say speed and alcohol were not factors.

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