Candlelight Vigil Held at Home of Sole Crash Survivor

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BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Community members showed their support for victims of this weekend’s deadly crash at a vigil, Monday night.

A candlelight vigil was held for Julia Romito, a Brunswick High School student who survived the crash that killed four of her classmates.

One speaker told the gathering, “The thing that we need to do most right now guys is pull together and support one another and, as Father Bob said, if you see somebody that needs help give us a name and we’ll call their parents and we’ll take care of it.”

The vigil was a dramatic display of the unity that has helped the community deal with the crash that happened on the very day of Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies. One student told the crowd, many of them classmates, “You don’t have to be religious. You just have to have faith. Just have hope. God will give you understanding.”

The evening concluded with a balloon launch in memory of the students who died.

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