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Vigil held for plane crash victims

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People in Southlake gathered together Wednesday night to remember four members of a family killed in a plane crash last weekend.

The members of the Ledet family died Saturday morning when the twin engine plane they were in crashed in Van Zandt County.

Dr. Leonard Ledet, a 60-year-old dentist, was the pilot. His two sons, 17-year-old Paul and 13-year-old Mason, and his brother, Gregory, were also on board.

They had been on their way to a Texas A&M football game.

The Ledet has strong ties to the university and that's why many people who turned out for the vigil at Southlake Carroll's Dragon Stadium wore maroon.

Many of the hundreds who gathered also were friends with the teenage brothers, who attended Southlake schools.

"Paul's been one of my closest friends for forever and they mean more to me than I think any words could ever convey. But I know that this is gonna mean so much to the family, to these boys and that's why I wanted to do this tonight," said Devaney Devoe.

"They are just an amazing family and this is tough on everybody, you know. So I've tried to step in when I've been asked to or hold back when I haven't and it's just been really difficult," said Chris Underwood, who taught Paul and Mason.

A Facebook page called Pray for the Ledets was created and within 48 hours had already gotten more than 15,000 likes.

Even X Factor judge and North Texas native Demi Lovato sent out a tweet in support of the family.

"My thoughts go out to my fellow Texans Lauren, Alyson and Debbie and the rest of the Ledet family. My prayers are with you," she wrote.


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