A candlelight vigil was held on Saturday for six lives lost in the Barrie crash

A candlelight vigil is being held Saturday evening to honor the six young adults who were killed in a single-vehicle accident in a construction zone in Barrie, Ont., on Aug. 28.

Tributes have poured in in recent days, praising the victims as future social workers, talented athletes, gifted students and beloved sons and daughters.

The six victims, all in their early twenties, have been identified as 22-year-old Curtis King; River Well, 23; Jason O’Connor, 22; Luke West, 22; Jersey Mitchell; and Haley Marin.

The vigil will be held at 8 p.m. near the Spirit Catcher sculpture on the waterfront in downtown Barrie.

According to the Barrie Tourism website, the sculpture was designed by sculptor Ron Baird in 1986 and is influenced by native oral traditions of the Pacific Northwest.

People also expressed their support online during the vigil evening.

With files from The Canadian Press.


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