Hundreds attend vigil for Medical Lake student killed in car crash

On a high school track where athletes typically race for the finish line, hundreds stood still. They held hands, they held each other, and they prayed.

“It’s been an emotional week for our staff and students,” said Medical Lake superintendent Tim Ames. “But a good healing week. We felt that everyday got better.”

It’s been less than a week since 17-year-old Journey Tueller lost her life in a car crash which injured three of her friends. Two remain hospitalized, and one attended Wednesday night’s vigil at Medical Lake High School.

Some of Journey’s favorite songs played over the stadium loud speakers. Hundreds of paper bags, decorated by students, lined the track.

“A lot of people are writing letters on them,” said Medical Lake sophomore Angela Urquidez. “It’s like a letter to Journey, because they won’t ever be able to say it to her.”

Hundreds of yellow shirts with “Medical Lake Cardinal Courage” printed on them were sold at the track meet prior to the vigil. All proceeds benefit the four families impacted by the car accident. For more information, click here.