Students and staff gathered at Hilliard Bradley High School on Friday to remember a teenager whose life was cut short following a car crash.
Sophomore David Phillips III was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday. He played the trumpet and was in the car with his friends heading to band camp when it crashed.
Police said that it may have been traveling too fast, and that there were too many passengers.
In Ohio, teens under the age of 17 face restrictions on the number of passengers allowed in a car, since only one non-family member is allowed unless accompanied by a parent.
There were five teens in the car at the time of the fatal crash.
The new driver and three others survived, but Phillips did not.
The assistant band director spoke at a vigil to honor Phillips and had a message for Phillips' parents.
"Thank you for your roles in raising such a caring, friendly, happy soul," Assistant Band Director Lisa Galvin said.
Galvin also had a message for drivers in the crowd.
"What better lesson to learn, however tragic the circumstances, than to be mindful of the power we wield when we have others' lives in our car. Each time you get behind the wheel, I hope you will remember there's someone's precious cargo with you," Galvin said.
Phillips' mother spoke at the vigil as well, and said her family couldn't have chosen a better community.
The Phillips family is asking that any monetary donations go to the Hilliard Bradley High School band.
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