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March 6, 2014

Merrimack College Athletics honors Vaughan family

An Andover father of three killed in an accident last year was remembered last week by the Merrimack College Athletic Department during a men’s hockey game at the school.

A special pre-game tribute was held in David Vaughan’s memory before the school faced off against the University of New Hampshire last Friday night.

Almost $12,000 — a portion of proceeds from ticket sales as well as the money raised through a silent auction and raffle — was donated to the David L. Vaughn Children’s Trust.

Before the game, event organizer Matt Deschamps and Merrimack College Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson presented a check to the young children of Vaughan and his wife, Kristin — Colin, Kevin and Caroline, who were accompanied on the ice by Vaughan’s brother Dan Vaughan.

Vaughan was killed in an early-morning accident on Interstate 93 in Andover last September while on his way to work. The devoted husband and father was 40.

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