Vermont police have released the identities of five high school students killed in a heartbreaking crash caused by a wrong-way driver in Williston.

A man was driving the wrong way on Interstate 89 when he hit several cars including the one holding five teenagers very early on Sunday morning.

According to News Channel 6, the co-principal of Harwood Union High School, said four of the five teenagers were juniors there and the fifth was also a junior at a different school.

The victims were identified as: 16-year-old Mary Harris; 16-year-old Cyrus Zschau; 16-year-old Liam Hale; 15-year-old Janie Cozzi; and 16-year-old Eli Brookens.  According to the principal, all bright and vibrant members of their community and all had very bright futures.

A vigil has been planned at Harwood Union High School, in Moretown, for 6 p.m . Monday.

To find out more about the devastating crash, CLICK HERE.

On behalf of everyone at WGNA, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and communities of the 5 young students who were killed.  This kind of thing is unthinkable and we are all thinking about you in this extremely difficult time.

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