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Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to hold vigil for UI student

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will host a candle light vigil in honor of Brett Lerner on the Main Quad on Thursday.

The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will recognize Lerner’s involvement across campus; those in attendance will be invited to light candles in memory of Lerner. Additionally, members of ZBT and others in the Greek-letter community, President Timothy Killeen, Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, John Paul, lecturer in journalism and Peter Bailey-Wells, The Daily Illini sports editor, will speak about Lerner.

Following the vigil, ZBT has invited attendees to a reception at its fraternity house, 907 S. Fourth St.

Lerner, 20, of Buffalo Grove, died in a car crash on Friday while traveling on Route 47 to an assignment for WCIA, where he was a sports intern. The crash is currently being investigated by Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police. JT

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