CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carried away by a cold breeze, hundreds of scripture verses tied to red and white balloons ascended into a gray sky Thursday afternoon, a tribute by the students of the Cumberland Valley Christian School to the two schoolmates killed in a vehicle accident last Friday.
Within a circle made up of the rest of the student body, the sophomore class linked arms and formed its own circle. Missing were Ethan Gunnell and Timothy Madeiros, both of whom died as a result of the collision between the car they were in and a pickup truck on Letterkenny Road.
"We were brothers ... They've been my best friends since I was 4 or 5," said Tyler Larson, a teammate who was in the car with them. Larson said he and his brother, Andrew, were released from Chambersburg Hospital Sunday.
"I have these guys here to help me out," Larson said of his classmates.