Community remembers teen killed in accident

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A teen on a skateboard was hit and killed in San Tan Valley on Monday. Now, friends are remembering the 15-year-old.

The 15-year-old, identified Tuesday evening by officials with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office as Weston Ayers, was riding a skateboard southbound, in the bike lanes of northbound Gantzel Road, toward oncoming traffic when the passenger-side mirror one of the vehicles coming towards the teen struck and killed him. The driver stayed on scene, and the teen has yet to be identified.

Classes at Poston Butte High School just got underway a few days ago, and this terrible accident at the very beginning of the school year has sent shock waves through this community. Counselors are on hand to help other students cope.

FOX 10's Steve Krafft reports.