Vandalia To Observe Moment of Silence Before Halloween Parade

Crystal Anna pictured with her family.
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On Thursday October 29th, at 6:49 p.m., just prior to the annual Halloween parade in Vandalia, a moment of silence will be observed in honor of the victims of an accident that claimed the life of a Greenville woman and three of her children one year ago.

35 year old Crystal Anna and her children – 10 year-old Abbie Wisnasky; 13 year-old Drake Wisnasky; and 18 year-old Alyssa Sewell – passed away after their vehicle was struck by a train at the 6th & Main Street crossing in Vandalia just prior to the parade. Dylan Wisnasky, nine years old at the time of the crash, was injured but survived the incident.

Vandalia Mayor Ricky Gottman said the moment of silence will begin with four, two-second bursts from Vandalia Fire Department trucks and will conclude with four rings of the bells at the St James Lutheran Church.