WASHINGTON, Mo. — Thousands of sports cars lined up in a funeral procession Sunday to honor a Missouri teen who died after a long battle with cancer.
On Sunday, he got his wish.
"(The procession is) beginning around noon; the funeral is around 1 p.m. But we'll begin shutting down streets around 11," Washington Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Sitzes told KTVI. "We have anywhere from 3,200 to 4,500 cars expected. This child loved classic cars and muscle cars."
"Alec was just a kid we met. All of us cancer families just kind of know each other and stick together," Dana Manley told KMOV. "Alec was into supercars and sports cars. So, we put out a flyer on Facebook to get as many as we could."
The procession will be led by a Camaro limousine, KMOV reported.
The Washington Police Department is being assisted in the funeral procession by police departments in nearby Eureka and Union, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to KTVI.
“I know it’s going to be an inconvenience for some but this is what this child wanted and we’re trying to make that happen,” Sitzes told the television station.
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