LINWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Students and community members have come together to grieve for four New Jersey high school football players killed in a car crash that injured four other team members.
Authorities say more than 3,000 people attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night at Mainland Regional High School in Linwood. It came one day after the horrific accident occurred as the players were on their way to a local restaurant for a team event.
Officials said some surviving players attended the vigil.
The teens — ages 15 to 17 — were in a sport utility vehicle driven by a 17-year-old player. State police say he apparently lost control of the vehicle as it went around a crest on the Garden State Parkway and came upon heavy traffic.