Hundreds gather and mourn at Washington High School after four killed in car crash on Wednesday

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WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) – Hundreds gathered at Washington Community High School Sunday evening.

It’s to honor and remember the four people who died in a Logan County car crash Wednesday. Three students from Washington Community High School died in the crash. They’ve been identified by the superintendent, Dr. Kyle Freeman, as Eliana “Ana” Heinze, Callan Letcher, Hannah Phillips and the driver, 47-year-old Seth Phillips. He was a family member of a Washington High School employee.

From laughs to tears, a long line of students and staff shared their favorite memories of how the four impacted the community as a whole.

“Her presence is going to be missed and every competition will be very emotional,” said one Washington High School student.

After the memorial students, staff and family gathered outside of the high school and released ballons in their honor.

School counselors will be available for students July 15-16 and July 19-21 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Students may visit a counselor in person or call the school to be connected with a counselor.

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