Community Honors Loss of Forreston High School Student at Vigil


It was a somber night for the Village of Forreston.

Community members held a vigil to remember Drew Crase.

At tonight’s vigil, school leaders, coaches, even Drew Crase’s father spoke.

All of them struggled to fight back tears.

As cold as it was outside, attendees hearts were warmed to see the hundreds that turned out for the vigil.

Attendees had candles.

The school provided Crase’s junior classmates with blue flowers.

Blue, because it was his favorite color.

Crase died early Monday morning after a rollover crash on Route 73.

As this small community mourns the loss of a young man, they’re trying to stay focused on the joy, laughter, and light Crase brought to their lives.

“Life happens. Tragedies like this unfortunately happen,” said Forreston Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Jonathan Schneiderman. “We get stuck behind the why’s, and I think we have to transition into the what’s. And again, how we can pay it forward for what Drew has already  done for us. Whether it’s his classmates, his teammates, or us as adults.”

Crase’s visitation and funeral is this Sunday at Forreston High School.

The visitation runs from 9:30 a.m., until 1pm.

The funeral will follow.

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