Candlelight vigil held for boy killed in Robertson County crash

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - Dozens gathered Monday to honor and remember a Huntsville boy who was killed in a car crash last week.

A Texas Department of Public Safety official says Patrick Shane Glasgow, 7, died Sunday afternoon.

The candlelight vigil was held in front of Huntsville Elementary School where he was a student and his mother is a teacher.

Those who knew him say he was a blessing, a sweet child who was a light to those who knew him.

During the vigil, a reverend remarked that Patrick's passing was not in vain.

“I’ve got good news for you," he said. "Patrick is more alive today then he has ever been because he is in a place called heaven.”

Friends have established a YouCaring online fundraiser to help the Glasgow's with medical and funeral expenses.

The crash itself happened last Wednesday on Highway 79 in Robertson County near the Franklin Safari. Officials and witnesses say it happened when one vehicle rear-ended another vehicle.

Several others were injured in the crash.

Funeral services for Patrick are pending.