Sioux Falls might be South Dakota's largest city, but when a tragedy occurs, the residents of the Sioux Empire always rally together like a small town to support each other.

That was evident yet again when the city held a vigil on Thursday night (November 7) to pray for the families of the victims of Tuesday night's crash.

Tuesday's horrific vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 229 claimed the life of the driver, 15-year-old Barry Grieve. The accident also seriously injured his passenger,16-year-old Mhiretab Tsegaye of Sioux Falls.

Both teenagers were students at Lincoln High School.

According to KSFY TV,  the candlelight vigil was held Thursday night at the Sanford Junior football fields. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports more than 300 people gathered to pray and honor the victims and their families.   

Friends of Tsegaye have also set up a GoFundMe page to help his family pay for his medical expenses. Those wishing to make a donation can find the page here.

Source: KSFY TV/Argus Leader

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