Friends Remember Teen Killed in Fall at Letchworth State Park

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 6, 2010 at 9:02 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 6, 2010 at 9:02 AM EDT

Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - In a driveway, in a quiet Amherst neighborhood, sits a 1986 white Camaro.

Once the pride and joy of 19-year old Andrew Brinkman.

"If there was one thing he was talking to you about it was his Camaro," said next door neighbor and fellow Camaro fan, Ryan Rychnowski.

"There's one thing he (Andrew) wanted for his birthday- and that was to have his Camaro finished and on the road by his July 16th birthday."

That mission, tragically cut short Saturday night. Andrew, slipped and fell 300 feet to his death in the gorge of Letchworth State Park-- he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He had been visiting the park with friends who had been spending the entire day there. Park authorities say it was a horrible accident and do not suspect drugs or alcohol.

Andrew's friends and family, devastated by the news of course-- but also committed to keep his memory alive. They want to make sure his dreams come true-- even in death. His friends plan on finishing the job Andrew started-- work on that 1986 Camaro he loved.

"Me and all of his buddies are going to finish his car for him." Says Rychnowski. They even plan to race it at the Lancaster Speedway one day in his honor.

"Even though it would be respectable to mourn his loss I know he doesn't want us to be sad-- he wants us to smile." Said Rychnowski.

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