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Vigil held for Racine teen killed in hit-and-run accident

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jan 13, 2019

MOUNT PLEASANT -- An emotional gathering took place Sunday evening near Highway 32 in Mount Pleasant to remember the life of 18-year-old Teren Cagle, who was killed after being hit by a driver last week Monday.

Johnny Taylor Sr, a 71-year-old Kenosha man has been charged for the fatal hit-and-run of the Racine teen. Friends and family comforted on another with hugs and stories of how Teren was a shining light to their lives.

A Mount Pleasant police officer escorted Teren's parents to the site where their son was hit while riding his bike. They then placed a simple cross with white flowers, and his name to remember their child.

"I wish I could take his place. I really do. He will be missed dearly," said Frank James Jr., Teren's father.

Those who loved Teren said he was a good kid with a larger than life personality; one woman described how Teren's happy character saved her son from depression.

"I would give my life for Chris ( Teren's mother) to have one more moment with her son. Thank you Teren for saving my son," the woman said tearfully.

Funeral Services will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Visitation from 10am-1pm, Funeral Service at 1pm.

Johnny Taylor Sr. cash bond is set at $50,000. His next court date is on January 16.