Candlelight vigil to honor Casaday tonight

Published 4:09 pm Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Organizers have planned a candlelight vigil for 6 p.m. this evening to honor Coach William Casaday who was killed in an early morning accident Wednesday.

The vigil will be held at Herbert Barnes Stadium and those who attend are encouraged to bring a candle to the vigil to honor the fallen coach.

A Facebook page has also been launched as a memorial to Casaday that will allow visitors to the page to post memories and condolences for the ECHS coach. The page is titled RIP Coach William Casaday and can be accessed through the Facebook home page.

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Alabama State Trooper officials say  the crash occurred at 6:35 a.m. on Phillipsville Road approximately eight miles north of Bay Minette. Casaday, 30, was traveling north when the 2010 Hyundai Elantra he was driving traveled into the southbound lane and collided with a 2004 F250 being driven by Timothy Andrew Bush, 17, of Bay Minette.

Casaday was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bush was transported to North Baldwin Infirmary where he was treated for injuries.

State Troopers continue to investigate the accident.