Candlelight walk planned on Sunday for 2 Lyndonville grads who died in car accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2019 at 5:37 pm

LYNDONVILLE – There will be a candlelight walk on Sunday at 7 p.m. in honor of Brooke Allen and Richard Forder, two Lyndonville graduates who were killed a week ago in a car accident on their way to work.

The community is encouraged to attend event on Sunday, with the walk beginning at the school on Housel Avenue and then going to the baseball field on Lake Ave. People are encouraged to bring their own candles and balloons.

Allen, 21, was driving when she struck a deer at 6:49 a.m. on Route 104 on Oct. 10. The car swerved, hit a guardrail and landed upside down in Beardsley Creek in about 5-foot-deep water.

Allen and her passenger, Richard “Ricky” Forder, were both pronounced dead at the scene. They both worked at Lake Ridge Fruit, an apple packing facility on Route 104 in Gaines.

Allen graduated from Lyndonville in 2016. Among her survivors is a 1-year-old son, River.

Forder graduated from Lyndonville in 2018. He played on the school’s basketball and baseball teams. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, going fishing and dancing to music.

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