Hundreds participate in 5K to remember 4 Stoughton students killed in crash

STOUGHTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Hundreds of runners took part in 5K Saturday aimed at honoring the memory of four Stoughton High School students who were killed in a car crash last year.

About 300 runners hit the pavement for the Once a Knight Always a Knight 5K in memory of classmates Nicholas Joyce, David Bell, Eryck Sablah, and Christopher Desir, who died in a car crash last year.

“We just wanted to honor the boys,” Kyle Stone said. “We wanted to give everything we have for them and there is no better way to do it than bringing everyone together for a good cause.”

School officials said it provided students an opportunity to honor the memories of classmates

“Our kids are hurting and they’re missing their friends, and their classmates and their teammates,” Stoughton High School Principal Juliette Miller said. “They want to make sure that everyone remembers who they were and what they brought to their lives.”

Money raised from the event will benefit scholarships for high school seniors and programs that help local families participate in sports and summer programs.


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