Gillette community holds vigil to remember accident victims - KOTA Territory News

Gillette community holds vigil to remember accident victims

The Gillette, Wyoming community joined family members to honor and remember the 3 men killed in a horrific multi-car crash on Highway 59 Wednesday morning.

Charles Errington Jr, Christopher Joubert and Colin Schultz died in the deadly bus crash near Gillette.

Several hundred people showed up on Sunday at Gillette Fishing Lake to support the families.

The emotional vigil started with a group prayer. The crowd then conducted a silent march across the park to the lake, where they released 4,000 purple and gold balloons.

Organizer Kari Preston said it's important for the community to rally around the families in this time of crisis.

"As a member of this community, I needed to do something for these families. I did not know the other two families as well as I know the Joubert family, but we're part of this community. They are part of this community and I felt that I needed to do something," Preston said.

Colin Schultz' wife Kristyn and brother–in–law Daniel Peters said they were grateful for all the support.

"It was pretty shocking. I expected people to come out and support the families, but it was a lot more than I could have even dreamed of," Peters said.

"I didn't think somebody could do something so fast. You know with something so tragic. I really didn't think somebody would start something on Facebook that quickly and get the town and everybody involved. I was surprised and I was very touched. It's hard to describe," Schultz said.

The crowd donned blue, green and yellow t–shirts in honor of each man.

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