Saginaw students hold vigil for car wreck victims

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by CHRIS HAWES

WFAA

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 26 at 12:03 PM

SAGINAW — More than 100 students, teachers, and parents gathered at Saginaw High School Monday night. They wanted to tell stories about the four young men killed in a car accident over the weekend.

The driver of that car was also one of their own.

Vincent Williams moved to Massachusetts two years ago, but he never lost touch with two of his best friends in Saginaw — Danny Nalley and Kevin Brickey. Williams came back last week for a visit.

He was in town just a few days before the car accident that killed Williams and three of his friends.

"I noticed on Facebook that he was there, and I didn't get to talk to him," said Williams' sister Chelsea Mosely. She shared the words she wanted to say to him.

"Tell him I miss him; tell him I love him' tell him to be good."

Friends and family members filled paper banners with messages to the teenagers who died.

Caylee Martelle wrote about Kevin Brickey, and how he calmed her nerves on the first day of high school.

"He was just so nice, walking me to class," she said.

Stephanie LaGrassa lost her brother, Vincent LaGrassa, in the accident. She imagines him in heaven now, still on his skateboard.

"Skating... all those half-pipes and kick-flips," she said.

The fourth victim was 17-year-old John Rangel. He was visiting his cousin, Danny Nalley.

Nalley was driving the Ford Mustang early Saturday in Wise County when, officials say, it crossed the center line of a two-lane rural highway and crashed into a pickup truck.

The investigation continues as Nalley recovers in a Fort Worth hospital. Friends said they were praying for Nalley and his family, as well.

E-mail chawes@wfaa.com

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