GARDINER, Maine — More than 1,000 classmates, school staff and members of the community gathered to remember a teenager fatally injured in a crash while en route to Gardiner Area High School.
The candlelight vigil was held Friday night on the soccer field where 16-year-old Tabytha Hembree had starred as the starting goalie.
The Kennebec Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2wwgh5y ) that she died Friday from injuries suffered the day before in a collision with a dump truck while going to school with her brother in the passenger seat.
Several soccer teammates spoke at the event. Principal Chad Kempton called her “a well-rounded, positive young lady” who was “the whole package.”
Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/