Vigil Planned to Remember 3 Cape Cod Men Killed in Fiery Crash

Facebook photo of Kraig Diggs of Osterville, 20, who was among 5 people killed Monday when the car he was in was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver.

Facebook photo of Kraig Diggs of Osterville, 20, who was among 5 people killed Monday when the car he was in was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver.

HYANNIS – The Town of Barnstable will host a vigil tonight in Hyannis for the 3 young Cape Cod men who died in a fiery head-on crash early Monday on Route 495 in Middleboro.

Kraig Diggs, 20, of Osterville, Jordan Galvin-Jutras, 19, of Hyannis and Jordan Fisher, 19, of Harwich died in the accident.

A fourth person in their car who also died was identified as Cory Licata, 18, of West Babylon, New York.

State Police said a car driven by Valantein Burson, 31, of Fall River, was going the wrong-way when it slammed head-on into the car in which the other 4 were riding.

A vigil is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on the Hyannis Village Green.

Counseling sessions have been scheduled for the Hyannis Youth and Community Center at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened shortly after midnight Monday just north of Exit 3, Route 28 in Rock Village. The wrong-way car was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes.

Police believe there was no time for the northbound car to avoid the wrong-way driver

“The ongoing investigation will determine the ongoing factors and stimuli and the reasons why this crash occurred,” Maj. Anthony Thomas said on Monday.

Galvin-Jutras was an intern his senior year in school at the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department.

“Jordan was a great kid, he was a fantastic young man with a lot of promise. I fondly think of his sense of humor and his incredible smile. He had a smile that would light up a room,” said COMM Fire Chief Michael Winn on Tuesday morning.

“The feeling inside the department is one of grief and of loss. The members adored him from the day we met him and our hearts and sympathies go out to the family,” said Winn, who added their thoughts were with the families of all the victims.

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

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