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Candlelight vigil tonight for victims of fatal Florida crash

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 10:30:01-05

Tonight, a candlelight vigil will be held in the city of Marksville for those involved in the fatal crash last week in Florida.

The crash took the lives of 5 children from the Avoyelles House of Mercy Pentecostal church in Marksville along with two other truck drivers. The children were heading to Orlando for a Disney World trip with the church when their vehicle was struck in the southbound lane of I-75 just south of Gainesville.

Three adults and four other children in the vehicle survived the crash. In total, seven were killed and eight were injured.

Read more about the crash, here.

The vigil will be held at 5:30 pm inside the Warren Douglas Memorial Stadium in Marksville, according to the Avoyelles Today.

Several religious leaders are expected to speak at the ceremony.