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Pat Bowlen

Friends, family pray for Tripp Johnson, 7-year-old killed in March 11 crash in Bel Air

Friends, family pray for Tripp Johnson, 7-year-old killed in March 11 crash in Bel Air

Tripp Johnson was preparing to make his first communion this spring at Prince of Peace Church in Edgewood.

So were the Macomber siblings — Savannah and Rylee, both 12, and Robert, 9. They were in class with the 7-year-old boy, who was killed March 11 in a 12-car crash on Route 24 in Bel Air.

The Macombers and their parents, Tim Macomber and Melissa Bowlen-Macomber, attended a prayer vigil for their friend Tripp Tuesday night at the church.

“He was a really special friend to me,” said Robert, a second-grader at Deerfield Edgewood School who misses his friend a lot, after the vigil. “He knew what I liked.”

His older sisters are still sad, but a little less each...

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