Vigil held for teen killed in crash
Published Friday, August 3, 2012 7:50AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2012 10:37AM MDT
Friends and family of Dustin Peers gathered Thursday night to remember the teen killed in a crash on Highway 8.
A vigil was held at Central Memorial High School.
Hundreds came to the memorial; some left flowers, others signed memorial boards.
Peers celebrated his 18th birthday just weeks before the accident.
After his passing, his close friend Madison Charney set up a memorial site in his honour.
It has been visited by more than 7,000 people.
“He was so talented and he just touched so many everywhere he went,” said Charney. “I just want people to remember how happy he was.”
Many of those who came to the vigil said they remember Peers’ positivity.
“He was a walking rainbow,” said Samantha Cox. “He just wore every colour he would put on his body. He lit up the room when he walked in.”
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
They say Peers may have been texting moments before the accident.