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A tearful farewell to accident victims

Gould's three sisters and brother all spoke eloquently through tears about their brother at the Wednesday, Nov. 28, service, presided over by the Rev. James Daley, former pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Both McHugh and Gould were baptized at St. Thomas.

"I will miss seeing you in the living room doorway with a smile on your face," said Aimee Gould. "You were such an amazing person. I wish I had the time to tell you that again and again."

Twin sisters Katie and Alicia Gould said Alex would sometimes stay up all night talking to them.

"There was nothing we couldn't tell each other," said Katie.

Alex Gould was creative, with a talent for art. His brother Jacob called him his "best friend."

"You would do most anything for anybody," said Jacob.

The four siblings said they would forever share a connection to their brother.

"We are five as one, and we'll be seeing you in our dreams," proclaimed Aimee.

McHugh and Gould were very close and "inseparable," according to many of their friends.

Several questions linger regarding the accident. Bethlehem police initially stated that speed might have been a contributing factor in why McHugh's car went off the road on Meads Lane. Autopsies were performed and toxicology results are not yet available. Other questions have arisen as to why McHugh was driving after 9 p.m. with a restricted junior driver's license. On the night of the accident, McHugh had left Delmar Place, where she worked part-time in the dining area, at about 7 p.m. She and her friends were heading back to Gould's house after purchasing a headlight at the time of the accident.

Bethlehem High School principal Chuck Abba said grief counseling for students was made available all last week.

"We're doing the best we can to try to get through these days," said Abba, who said the entire student body and faculty staff has been "hit hard" by the death of McHugh and Gould."

"They were so very young," said Abba. "You feel so bad for their family and friends."

That feeling was echoed in Jacob Becker's final thoughts to his brother at the Gould service on Wednesday.

"Take good care of Jackie and try and stay out of trouble," said Jacob.""

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