STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) — It was as if they were lined up for a parade: a short, sad parade.
Several hundred people, many with candles, lined both sides of the main street through downtown Stanton Sunday night to support the family of 8-year-old Brady Sexton, who died in a Halloween night accident.
"There's no way you can fill a void after something like this happens. There's nothing you can do other than support each other," Brady's football coach, Glen Marks, said.
Families on either side of the street huddled under umbrellas, fighting against the wind and cold rain to keep their candles lit, waiting for Brady's family to drive by. His family was gathered for a visitation at a nearby church.
"Our community, when something tragic happens, we all come together as like a big family," said Isabele Doyle, a friend of Brady's big sister.
Along the route were some of Brady's third-grade classmates and teammates from his third-and-fourth grade football team.
"Brady was No. 85," a tight end, a good athlete, his coach said.
"As his coach, I've cried a lot, going to miss him," he said.
Brady died on Halloween, a night that is usually on a kid's highlight reel.