BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Legacy High School community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old student Jory Coates after they say he was struck and killed by a driver in Westminster Saturday morning.READ MORE: Brighton Police: Suspect In Stolen Vehicle Arrested After 2 Bystanders Killed
Westminster police say the teen was waiting on a median near 112th and Federal, when a car heading north on Federal veered off the road.
Police say the teen was killed on impact.
By Sunday, a small memorial grew as friends and family members went back to the scene of the accident.
Sunday afternoon, hundreds of students met at Legacy High School to grieve with their classmates, including his fellow bandmates.
Allison Coates, a senior at Legacy Nigh School, grew up with Jory; they also and played together on the high school band.READ MORE: Denver's Outdoor Dining Program Could Become Permanent
“Jory was the best kind of friend you could ask for,” Allison said. “I’m going to miss knowing that I always had someone to count on at my lowest points.”
While Allison knows going to school on Monday won’t be the same, she says he would have wanted her to be back in class.
“I know he’s always going to be there,” Allison said. “He’ll always be in my heart and I know he’s looking down at me.”
As police continue to investigate what led up to the accident, the don’t believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Witnesses tell CBS4 they believe the driver may have suffered a medical episode before the crash.
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