Vigil to honor Huguenot student killed in crash

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A vigil will be held Thursday night for a Huguenot High School student killed in a car crash just days before graduation.

Antonio Shands Jr. was killed in an accident on the Southside last week. Police say he was in a car that ran a stop sign on Old Westham Road, and was hit by a pick up truck. Police say there were four other people in the car.

People living in the area say the intersection is dangerous, because it's covered by trees. According to Shands' obituary, he has a large family including two sisters.

The vigil for Shands will be at Forest Hill Park at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

People are being asked to bring candles. His funeral will be Friday afternoon, according to his obituary.

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