Dec 09, 2012 - CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HELD FOR COCHRANE TEEN KILLED IN CRASH (Brandon Thomas case)

Brandon Thomas, 17, died after his Subaru was hit by a pickup truck

Friends and family of 17-year-old Brandon Thomas gathered at a park in Cochrane, Alta., to remember the aspiring auto mechanic who died last week in a crash on Highway 22 south of town.

The candlelight vigil was also held to generate support for Thomas' family. A trust fund has been set up and donations can be made at any ATB branch under Brandon Thomas or Thomas family.

"I have never lived in a community like Cochrane," said Kim Thomas, Brandon's mother. "There is no comparison. All of these people are here for support and we couldn't get through this time without everybody that's here."

RCMP say last Thursday a truck driving south in the northbound lane of Highway 22, about three kilometres south of Cochrane, sideswiped two oncoming vehicles before hitting Thomas' Subaru head-on.

One of the other vehicles rolled several times, sending a female passenger to hospital.

Ryan Jordan Gibson, 22, faces numerous charges, including impaired driving causing death.

Gibson will make his first court appearance on Dec.18.

 

The devastated mother of Cochrane teen Brandon Thomas, allegedly killed by a drunk driver in a crash on Thursday, talked passionately about her son and the community that came out to support her and each other during a candle light vigil in the town on Saturday evening.

 

For video of Candlelight Vigil, click here

 

Source: CBC News Calgary


 

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