Prayer service held for victims of Clinton crash

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CLINTON, Maine (WABI) - The Clinton community came together for a night of prayers, song, and remembrance after a tragic accident that killed three young students and injured two others on Sunday morning.

People gathered Wednesday evening at the Clinton Baptist Church for a service honoring 15-year-old Thomas Porfirio, 14-year-old Emily Baker, and her 12 -year-old sister Ashlin Baker.

They prayed for the victims, their families, and others in the community like first responders, teachers, and counselors.

Pastor Mark Philbrick says he wanted to give people the opportunity to honor those affected by the tragedy.

"With this having happened in our community here in Clinton, we're a church here in this community," said Philbrick. "And so it's not just about meeting these four walls. It's taking ownership of the fact that we're responsible to support the people that have gone through this whether we know them or not. They're our neighbors; they're part of our community here."

They also collected money for the families involved.

If you'd like to donate, you can stop in to the church on Spring Street.