Vigil held to honor man killed in 1-70 accident

A Vigil was held in Trotwood to remember a man killed in a car accident

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A vigil was held Sunday night to remember a man who was killed in a car crash.

Family and friends of Shane English Junior met at Trotwood School to remember his life.

The 20-year old was killed in a car accident on I-70 eastbound Wednesday.

He died after he went off an exit ramp at a high rate of speed and crashed into a utility pole in Huber Heights. He was being chased by police. The accident closed the interstate for several hours Wednesday.

But English’s father says the vigil was to remember the good things about his son.

“This moment is a very good moment. This moment is to reflect on the man that Shane was. He was a bright young man, helped a lot of people. He lived life to the fullest. He helped a lot of people. This is just a gathering to remember him. He was very, very special. He was just like everybody else. He was a young man that just made one mistake,” said Shane English, Shane Jr.’s father.

English’s father said the response today was very touching and one thing he loved about his son was that he lived in the moment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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