About 100 people braved the cold Friday night in Melrose Park to remember Jocelynn Morales.
She died earlier the same day in a tragic accident that family and friends are still struggling to understand.
An overwhelming showing of love Friday evening- for 21-year old Jocelynn Morales.
"Come back to your mommy--I need you, baby," Moarles mother, Veronica, said at the vigil.
Her grieving mother, surrounded by family and friends, all remembering a young woman taken too soon.
"She could talk with anyone, that's why everyone loved her," said cousin Bianca Moreno.
The fire chief says a friend who was driving Jocelynn home early Friday morning when they tried to drive around a warning gate in Melrose Park and the vehicle was struck by a train.
"I just don't understand why this happened," Vernoica said.
She learned of the accident when a police officer knocked on her door.
"The cop didn't have to say anything--the look on his face--I knew," she said.
Jocelynn spent Thursday decorating her family's Christmas tree--and planned to finish on Friday. The missing star on top-- now a small reminder of her family's tremendous loss.
"She made me the happiest person ever," Veronica said.
The driver of the car Jocelynn was riding in remains hospitalized.
A GoFundMe was set up for Jocelynn's funeral expenses.