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Funeral Held For Falmouth High School Student Killed In Crash

FALMOUTH (CBS) – Hockey players from around the region lined the street as a funeral was held Tuesday for one of two Falmouth High School students killed in a crash on their way home from practice.

Falmouth students carry the casket of Jame Lavin into a Falmouth church during his funeral. (WBZ-TV)

Falmouth students carry the casket of Jame Lavin into a Falmouth church during his funeral. (WBZ-TV)

James Lavin was laid to rest on Tuesday, less than a week after he and Falmouth High School classmate and teammate Owen Higgins were killed in a crash just over a mile from the hockey rink where their practice had ended minutes earlier.

James Lavin is brought into Saint Patricks' Church by his classmates. (WBZ-TV)

James Lavin is brought into Saint Patricks’ Church by his classmates. (WBZ-TV)

A wake for Higgins is scheduled for Thursday with a funeral on Friday.

On Tuesday, as Lavin’s casket was brought from the funeral home to Saint Patrick’s Church next door, dozens of hockey players from around the area stood on the sidewalk wearing their schools’ jerseys.

Hockey players from around the region gathered to pay tribute to Falmouth High School senior James Lavin. (WBZ-TV)

Hockey players from around the region gathered to pay tribute to Falmouth High School senior James Lavin. (WBZ-TV)

Several Falmouth High School students wore their varsity jackets while serving as pallbearers.

“I can’t tell you how lucky you are to know James and how lucky I am to be his older sister,” Lavin’s sister Cherie said during the funeral Mass.

Higgins and Lavin were teammates on the Falmouth High football and hockey teams. They were described as best friends who were “connected at the hip.”

“He had amazing teammates and friends. I love all of them, especially Owen,” Lavin’s sister continued.

Police have not yet said what caused the deadly crash.

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