Vigil Held for Batavia Teen

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT

BATAVIA, NY (WKBW) - Close to 100 students gathered outside Batavia High School Tuesday afternoon to remember a fellow classmate.

Students held a candlelight vigil for 17-year-old Collin Crane, who was killed Saturday evening along State Route 33 in the Town of Stafford.

New York State Police say Crane was driving westbound when his car somehow drifted into oncoming traffic. His vehicle then struck an oncoming car head on. Crane was declared dead at the scene and the other driver involved, 49-year-old Carmen Vega of LeRoy, was seriously injured.

"We just go to class everyday and cry because he's gone," said Student Erin Deja. "You never realize how much one person can make your day until they're gone."

During the vigil, students shared memories of the shy student who had a passion for hockey and a sense of humor that brought laughter into his classes.

"He was really funny. He'd make a joke for everything," said Student Laura Mullen. "I remember one time in science class he grabbed a rubber stopper from this tube and it flew across the room. It almost hit the teacher's head. That was a good one."

A memorial service for Crane will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the H.E. Turner Funeral Home located on East State Street in Batavia.