Students remember teen killed in North valley crash

Students are grieving after a classmate died in a horrible car crash that happened in north Phoenix.

- Students are grieving after a classmate died in a horrible car crash that happened in north Phoenix.

Police investigators say the cause appears to be speeding.

Phoenix Police released the name of the young man who died in the crash, 15-year-old Hector Flores. He was the passenger in a car driven by a 17-year-old boy. That young man is in the hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive.

The memorial is growing on Cave Creek Road south of Greenway; it's the spot where Flores was killed.

Police believe the driver was traveling southbound on the curving road and crossed the center line, straight into the path of a large SUV.

Flores attended Crestview Preparatory School, now his fellow students are grieving.

"There are a lot of kids hurt right now, not here for questions, they are friends of people here and not a lot of people want to talk about it right now," said one student.

"We did have grief counselors here throughout the day; students could leave class as needed. We're providing space for them to come together as a student body and as a community," said Kristin Schaefer.

On Cave Creek Road, neighbors are used to seeing cars blow past the 45 miles per hour speed limit.

"Yeah, it's bad, real bad. Honestly, I cannot leave the neighborhood without tons of cars speeding, just speeding," said Candra Domino.

Neighbors say they have a message, please slow down.

The driver of the SUV that collided with the car that crossed the center line was not seriously injured.


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