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Hundreds turn out to mourn victims of Perry Creek crash

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Friends and family members placed candles near the site of the car crash to remember the victims. Friends and family members placed candles near the site of the car crash to remember the victims.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

At an impromptu vigil at the crash site Sunday night, family, friends, and former classmates remembered Torey Wickey, Dominick Nok, and Matt Dean .

"They're kids, we came out to pay our respect so had to send them off the right way, it's good to see everybody get together because we all have love in our hearts for these people, so everybody got together and did a nice little ceremony for them," Desmond Hayes

The young men, all in their 20's, were kind hearted with bright futures ahead of them say those who knew them. Donovan Cross says Wickey was like a brother to him.

"Caring, always there for you, if you needed somebody you could call Torey," Donavan Cross sad.

Family members were too upset to speak on camera, but said their loved ones are truly missed and well loved. Sioux City police say the incident started with the driver running through a stop sign at the intersection of 35th and Douglas Street. The car continued down 35th and crossed Grandview Boulevard crashing through a yard. The home's owner says he was woken up by the sound of steel on concrete.

"I didn't know if something had hit the house or not, and I looked outside and noticed my mailbox was gone, I then noticed the tire tracks leading through the lot, and then I immediately told my wife I think someone just drove in," Scott Bowman a neighborhood resident said.

Witnesses say another car then pulled up behind.

"My wife had opened up the window and heard the screaming, and yelled can we help you, they said we are already on the phone with the police, and so I went ahead and started getting dressed and my wife went and got clothes, my coat and hat, and a flashlight for me to go outside, so I ran outside to see what I could do to help them," Damon Baier one of the first neighborhood residents to arrive on the scene said.

Police have not determined the cause of the crash, but it will be small comfort to those gathered here, the site of such tragedy.

Two people did escape the crash.  Police plan to release more information tomorrow morning.  

Two people did escape the crash. A funeral fund has been set-up in honor or Torey Wickey. Donations are being accepted at any US Bank. New Life in Christ Church will open its doors to the public Monday night from seven to nine for community, comfort, and prayer. One of the victim's, Matt Dean, was a member.

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