WASHINGTON — A vigil was held on Sunday night for the three teenagers who were killed in a wrong-way crash in Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials said five teens were in an SUV when their vehicle collided with a driver going the wrong way in Greenville, Texas. Both vehicles were then hit by a tractor-trailer.
Nineteen-year-olds Kyle Mathers and Dale Neibaur and 18-year-old Holly Novak were killed. The three graduated from Herndon High in 2014, and were members of the band.
Two other Virginia teenagers were also injured.
Friends gathered to honor the teens, and many brought their instruments to the vigil on Sunday evening.
“They all showed their respect and came here for each other, to hold each other, to cry with each other, to help each other get through,” said a friend of Mathers who attended the gathering.
“They were the spunk, they were the humor, they got the party started, they seemed to be the leaders of the band and the youth group,” said Trinity Presbyterian Church Associate Pastor Rev. Rebecca Messman. “The outpouring of support is incredible and I think that’s deeply meaningful not just for us, but for all the families.”
A fund has been established to help the impacted families. Donations can be sent to the following address:
Trinity Presbyterian Church
651 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170-3308
“Herndon Band Relief Fund” should be noted in the memo