There will be an informal gathering Thursday for area young people to come together to remember five teenagers killed early Sunday morning when the pickup truck they were in crashed on Keir Drive.
The crash took the lives of André D. Hartwig, 18, of East Helena; Beau A. Miller-Lopane, 18, of East Helena; Eric A. Prudhomme, 18, and his sister, Danielle R. Prudhomme, 15, of Helena; and Chanda M. Scarber, 18, of Helena.
The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of 11th and Rodney, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A soup and bread lunch will be provided.
The gathering is the combined effort of several organizations in the Helena community that want to give youths the chance to gather and connect with each other in the wake of the crash since schools are on spring break, said Superintendent Bruce Messinger.
While the gathering will be informal, there will be resources available from St. Peter’s Hospice and the Center for Mental Health to help with coping.