Mar 29, 2010 10:42 AM by Jeannette Hynes

Vigil for Lewis-Palmer senior, Levi Patrick

Levi Patrick was captain of the football team, Homecoming King, and a member of the track team at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument.  According to the more than 200 people who came to Sunday night's candlelight vigil in his honor, he was more than a star athlete. He was a devout Christian and a caring human being. 

Friends, schoolmates, coaches, and parents gathered in honor of Levi Patrick, at It's a Grind coffee shop, in Monument.  His older sister, Sasha, works there.

"I'm going to miss everything about him," says Sasha Patrick.  "I'll really miss his laugh.  It was contagious."

Patrick was killed in a car crash on I-70 Saturday afternoon. Three of his friends were also injured. You can read more about the accident here.

Amid the tears and hugs shared, people also had a chance to share a few laughs.

Daniel Barringer has known Patrick since they were young boys.

"Even in the second grade, he wouldn't go to bed until he did push-ups and sit-ups and had me do them, too," says Barringer.  "He was such a hard worker and inspiration."

"I was blessed to have coached him," says Kurt Clark, Lewis-Palmer track coach. "We will miss him."

Rangers football coach Tony Ramunno says he was working with Patrick on securing a college for him to play football in the fall.

"He was such a great kid," says Ramunno. "He would have played [football]."

Patrick was 19 years old.



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