Vigil held for car crash victims

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-20 22:39:26-05

NORTH OGDEN -- A vigil was held Sunday night in North Ogden for the two victims of a fatal car crash.

More than 100 people gathered at the candlelight vigil for Garrett Barker and his fiancée Kelsey Halterman at 6 p.m. on Sunday night at Barker Park in North Ogden.

Barker's mother, Mirjam, said Garrett was well loved.

"Everybody liked Garrett, you know that. He just had a way," she said.

Many of those who came brought dogs with them to remember a couple who loved dogs so much they fostered them while they tried to find them homes.

C.J. Christiansen is Garrett's cousin, and he said Kelsey helped Garrett get a job with her helping animals.

"She gave him the opportunity to be able to help her rescue animals," he said. "It was something they were both passionate about."

The two, along with their unborn child and five dogs, were killed when their vehicle encountered icy conditions and went over a guard rail.

Memorial funds for both individuals have been set up under each of their names at Mountain American Credit Union.