Buena Vista (Colo.)
will hold a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to honor assistant football coach Dwayne Johnson and his wife, track and field coach Dawna Johnson, two of the five victims killed in a rock slide that occurred Monday.
According to the Associated Press, Dawna, 45, and her husband Dwayne, 46, perished along with three family members. The lone survivor, 13-year-old Gracie Johnson, the daughter of Dawna and Dwayne, was dug out by rescuers, airlifted to a Denver hospital and suffered a broken leg.According to the Denver Post
, Dwayne Johnson was a $1-a-year football coach at Buena Vista High School who worked as an electrician and landscaper around town.
The family was on a hike at a popular trail in south-central Colorado on Monday when the slide occurred and sent 100-ton boulders tumbling over Agnes Vaille falls in Chalk Creek Canyon.
The bodies were not recovered until Tuesday. The other victims were Kiowa Rain Johnson, 18, the older sister of Gracie, Paris Walkup, 22, and Baigen Walkup, 10. The Walkups were nephews of Dwayne and Dawna Johnson.
Initial reports indicate that Dwayne Johnson saved his daughter's life.
"She told me at the last second when the boulders were coming down on top of them that he covered her up and protected her which I believe it saved her life," Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tolsma told CBS News
Sally Jo Douglass, whose daughter attends and runs track at Florence
, a neighboring school that competes with Buena Vista, described Dawna Johnson as "kind, compassionate, intelligent and supportive."
More information from Buena Vista is forthcoming.