“By 7:40 in the morning a horrific and unimaginable accident occurred, right here in our city,” Courts said. “Their lost sons are now embraced by this family. These people who were strangers to us on Monday, they're now part of our community.”
The scouts say there’s a reason they decided on a candlelight vigil.
“The message is, there’s still a light, there’s hope. It might seem dark and bleak right now but in the end everything will be better,” said Michael Forbes, a DuPont Eagle Scout.
And people here say they've experienced the strange way a tragedy can unite a community.
The crash “helped us identify what as neighbors we felt is important. And that's one another,” Gruba said.