Loved ones hold vigil for 4 Middleborough crash victims in Hyannis

HYANNIS (WHDH) - Hundreds of people attended a vigil Wednesday evening in Hyannis in memory of four friends killed in a wrong-way crash in Middleborough early Monday morning.

Police said 31-year-old Valantein Burson, of Fall River, was driving the wrong way on I-495 when she crashed head-on into a car with four college students riding inside. All five people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The four students were being honored at Wednesday’s vigil: 20-year-old Kraig Diggs of Osterville, 19-year-old Jordan Fisher of Harwich, 19-year-old Jordan Galvin-Jutras of Hyannis, and 18-year-old Cory Licata of West Babylon, New York. Diggs and Galvin-Jutras attended school at Anna Maria College in Paxton. Fisher and Licata were students at Becker College in Worcester. The four were home on Cape Cod for the weekend and were heading back to school.

“I see these kids and their young faces and it’s not something that was stupid. It doesn’t mater where you live on the Cape, we’re connected and we love each other,” said Jonathan Thompson, a friend of the victims.

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