WARREN, Mass.—One of country music’s biggest stars is comforting a Massachusetts school mourning the deaths of three students.
Blake Shelton recorded a minute-long message that was included in a longer tribute video to the Quaboag Regional Middle/High School students who died in a Nov. 6 car crash in West Brookfield.
Shelton’s brother died in a crash nearly three decades ago.
Shelton said in the message: “I can understand how you guys feel. It’s the worst possible feeling. It’s confusion. It’s anger. It’s just an overall brokenness that’s just gonna take a lot of time to heal.”
Shelton learned of the deaths through his mother, who grew up with the father of a member of Quaboag’s school committee.
The crash took the lives of 14-year-old Jaclyn Desrosiers, 15-year-old Christian Congelos and the driver, 16-year-old Lena Noonan.
They were a young, beautiful couple with the world in front of them. Aunt of Jaclyn Desrosiers talks about the 14yo killed in #WestBrookfield crash yesterday with boyfriend Christian Congelos, and best friend Lina Noonan. pic.twitter.com/5mvaflY9z1
— Susan Tran (@susantran) November 8, 2017
— masslivenews (@masslivenews) November 9, 2017
Father of crash victim Jaclyn Desrosiers fights back tears at community vigil. pic.twitter.com/vfZ5FgQgVD
— Ken MacLeod (@KenMacWBZ) November 8, 2017