People gather for vigil to remember teen driver killed in fiery crash

PEORIA, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A vigil is scheduled to take place Tuesday night to remember a Valley teenager who was killed in a fiery crash last Friday.

According to Police, 19-year-old Brandon Windahl was riding in a truck that was hit by a sedan. The crash killed Windahl, and left the other two passengers with serious injuries.

The vigil happened at the Ombudsman Charter Northwest, near Loop 101 and Peoria Avenue. The principal Windahl's high school, as well as Windahl's former English teacher, said they and their students felt compelled to share memories of Windahl, and wanted to send their condolences to his family.

"We just decided to allow the students to take over with a couple of the staff members, and put this together for him we could celebrate his life," said Principal Jessica De La Cruz of Ombudsman Charter Northwest.

"He was a very big part of this school. We're going to miss him and we're sorry for their loss," said Patricia Martin, Windahl's former English teacher.

Windahl's friends and teacher said they will always remember his sense of humor, his contagious laugh, and his smile.