Wilmington mourns 4 who died too soon
Memorial service held at local high school
WILMINGTON, Ill. (MCT) — A small Will County town shaken by the deaths of four teens who drowned when their car plunged off a rural bridge held a memorial service at the local high school Wednesday as police continued to piece together what led to the fatal accident.
At Wilmington High School, the student body rose unbidden as four candles were lit, one each for Micalah Sembach, 15, Cheyenne Fender, 17, Matthew Bailey, 14, and Cody Carter, 15. And a steady stream of young mourners made their way past a traffic barricade on rural Ballou Road, then slowly drove the few hundred yards to the bridge over Forked Creek where the teens lost their lives.
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