Vigil Remembers Three Teens Killed In Crash


UPDATED: Thursday June 26, 2014 5:40 PM

The community of Johnstown gathered Thursday night to remember three teens killed in a crash.

Friends and family hugged a little tighter and a little longer, embracing life while faced with tragic death.

"They were all just great kids, it was just way too soon," said Samantha Poole.

"It's crazy how fast people can come out of your life,"  said friend Ashley Justice.

17-year-old Michael Hoskinson, and 15-year-olds Cheyenne Spurgeon and Linzie Bell died in a crash on Hardscrabble Road in Johnstown.

The highway patrol says the driver, 16-year-old Jaylynn Rigio was speeding when the car slammed into a tree. 

Investigators say Hoskinson, Spurgeon and Bell were in the back, not wearing seatbelts.  They were partially ejected from the car.

"For them to be gone, it's so weird, I don't believe it right now," said Justice.

Rigio was airlifted to Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Witnesses say his front seat passenger, 16-year-old Ashton Cody was transported to Grant Medical Center.

Now, sorrow has settled over an entire town.

"It's really hard, it's not like an everyday thing, like you don't know what to feel.  It's like not reality right now," said friend Jessica Hough.

The conditions of Rigio and Cody have not been released. 

There will be counseling available at Johnstown High School Friday morning from 9 until 11 a.m. for students and parents.

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