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Nearly A Thousand Gather To Honor Five Killed In Wrong Way Crash

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Students at a Vermont high school will be returning to class for the first time today since four classmates and another member of the community were killed by a driver traveling the wrong way on an interstate.

A memorial space has been set up at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, and a candlelight vigil was held last night. Governor Peter Shumlin spoke at the vigil….

“I've had the privilege of being governor for six years and this is the saddest moment,” said Shumlin. "It seems inconceivable that five beautiful Vermonters, who were moving from childhood to adulthood with such grace and dignity were taken from us."

About a thousand people attended the vigil where students of the high school released lanterns in memory of the five who died. The teens, ages 15 and 16, were killed late Saturday.

Parts of this story comes from the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.