LATROBE (KDKA) — Hundreds of Latrobe High School students came together at Friday night’s game to remember a classmate killed in a tragic accident.
Zachary Colucci, 14, was a freshman member of the Greater Latrobe football team.
He was killed when he was hit by a car last weekend just before 11 p.m. on White School Road in Unity Township.
Hundreds of students wore orange t-shirts with Colucci’s number, 77, and the words: “United as one.”
“It’s amazing they helped so much – the kids and parents helping – just helped so much,” Dylan Colucci, the victim’s brother, said.
The student body and football team paid tribute to Zach, although it was hard for some.
“Everyone is just always sad and crying and they can’t concentrate in class,” Jenna Adams, a classmate, said. “It’s terrible but we’re going to get through it as a family.”
Students sold 1,200 of the orange t-shirts, raising thousands of dollars for the Colucci family.
The football team wore t-shirts that said: “Band of brothers” and wore Zach’s number on their helmets.
“Dylan’s one of our brothers, always going to be one of our brothers and we might as well be there for him because it’s the best thing we can do for him,” Sly Revitsky, a teammate, said.
The players will wear No. 77 on their helmets.