Remembering recent West Vigo grad

A vigil Sunday evening in the West Vigo High School parking lot, honored the life of West Vigo class of 2020 graduate Robbie Killebrew, who was killed in an automobile accident.

A vigil took place Sunday evening in the West Vigo High School parking lot, honoring the life of West Vigo class of 2020 graduate Robbie Killebrew, 18, who was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning.

Principal Ryan Easton along with other staff members and classmates all spoke to how kind, caring and unique Robbie was. 

A moment of silence was held after the song “Believe” by Cher, one of his favorite songs, was played. 

“Those of you who knew Robbie could all imagine him dancing to that,” said Easton. A moment of silence was held and school administrators stressed that they would be there for emotional support in this trying time.

The sheriff's office said deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 10000 block of north Sherburne Place in western Vigo County.

The deputies found a 2003 Dodge Neon that had left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed head-on into a tree.

Killebrew, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vigo County Coroner’s Office.

Drugs and alcohol were not suspected in the crash, Sheriff John Plasse said in a news release.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. Monday, June 1, with details of the auto accident. 

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