Cape Cod Community Remembers Men Killed in Fiery Highway Crash

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Hundreds attended a vigil Wednesday night for 4 men killed in a crash Monday in Middleboro

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Hundreds attended a vigil Wednesday night for 4 men killed in a crash Monday in Middleboro

BARNSTABLE –The Cape Cod community came together on Wednesday night to remember the four victims of a head-one crash early Monday on Route 495 in Middleboro.

A candlelight vigil was held on the Hyannis Village Green and drew hundreds to remember Kraig Diggs, 20, of Osterville, Jordan Galvin-Jutras, 19, of Hyannis, Jordan Fisher, 19, of Harwich and Cory Licata, 19, of West Babylon, New York.

State Police said that a car driven by Valantein Burson, 31, of Fall River was going the wrong-way shortly after midnight when it slammed head-on into the car in which the other four were riding.

Diggs’ father Kip stood on stage in front of the crowd and expressed his gratitude for the support he’s received from the community.

vigil-9“I’m lost for words, but I’m amazed at the turnout and the love that you’re showing,” said Diggs. “From the bottom of my heart, I know my family, my extended family, I really appreciate it.”

He also told the crowd about how this is the second tragedy his family has gone through, when his brother was involved in a fatal accident in 1978.

“It’s the most heart-breaking thing when you lose a child,” said Jordan Fisher’s father Rodney. “Everybody with kids, give them a big hug, tell them you love them. I told my son every day that I love him and he meant more than life itself for me.”

Diggs and Galvin-Jutras were students at Anna Maria College in Paxton, while Fisher and Licata were students at Becker College in Worcester.

Looking out at the Barnstable Police officers, students at Barnstable High School and residents that had come and held lit candles, Kip Diggs let them know how much they meant to him.

“You guys did this for all of us and I appreciate it. We are hurting, but this is strengthening us.”

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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