HYANNIS (CBS) – Hundreds of people attended a vigil on the Hyannis Village Green for the four young men who died after their car was hit by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 495 in Middleboro.
Police say 31-year-old Fall River resident Valantein Burson was the driver of a 2011 Infiniti G37 that was operating southbound on the northbound side of I-495 when she slammed head-on into a 2003 Mercury Sable driven by Kraig Diggs.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 56,489 New COVID Cases Over Multiple Days, 47 Additional Deaths
Diggs, a 20-year-old who was attending Anna Maria College studying fire science, was killed along with three other Massachusetts college students who were in the car with him.
Fellow Anna Maria student Jordan Galvin-Jutras, 19, was also killed in the crash along with Jordan Fisher, 19, and Cory Licata, 18, both who were attending Becker College in Worcester.
Diggs, Fisher, and Galvin-Jutras were all cousins who grew up on Cape Cod.READ MORE: Boston Police Subdue Knife-Wielding Man With Bean Bag Round On Mass Ave.
At the vigil, friends, family, and community members held candles and balloons.
Kraig Digg’s father, Kip, thanked the crowd for their support and said his son was surrounded by positive people.MORE NEWS: Multiple Chances For Snow Over Next Several Days
“Looking at these guys right here. That’s Kraig’s family right here. They’re boys and they were doing positive things,” Kip said to a group of young people in the crowd.