The town of New Castle is remembering three young women who were killed in a car accident Sunday night.

All three died after the car they were driving in along Route 311 ran into a tree.

Friends and family gathered at New Castle Christian Church Monday night to remember the girls. Friends tell WDBJ 7 they were full of life and love.

"They were amazing people,” said friend Candice Stanley. “I don't want people to forget them, ever."

Megan Bradley, 18, Tia Gardener, 19, and Carleigh Taylor, 22, are remembered most by their bright smiles and big hearts.

"This is fantastic,” said Stanley when talking about the community support on Monday. “I know they would all be so happy about this that people cared this much."

Stanley knew all three of the girls, but says she was closest to Carleigh. She says couldn't believe the news when she heard about her best friend.

Leopard print tissues were handed out Monday night. Stanley says Carleigh loved anything that had animal print and was tye-dyed.

A roadside memorial now sits at the crash site honoring the girls who touched so many lives.

"I just want people to slow down on living a little bit,” said Stanley. “Take everything in don't take anything for granted anymore because ya never know who can go next and that's what I took in was that ya never know who's it gonna be."

Jessica Stebar, 19, and a 16-year-old girl were also in the car on Sunday night.

Both were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. According to a hospital spokesman, Stebar is still in critical condition tonight.