A Metea Valley High School sophomore was killed early Tuesday morning after he was thrown from a car before it crashed into the garage of a house in Aurora, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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Devin Meadows, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only one of four teens in the car not wearing a seat belt, officials told the Chicago Tribune.
The 2012 Chevy Malibu he was in crashed into the home in the 2700 block of Hamman Way about 1:40 a.m. The driver, who suffered minor injuries and did not have a license, was speeding on Stonebridge Road and lost control on a curve, police told the Chicago Tribune.
The driver and three passengers, including Meadows, were all 15-year-old boys from Aurora and Naperville.
Tuesday afternoon, students and friends came together on Twitter to share stories about Meadows using the hashtag #RememberDevin.
"Devin Meadows, never forgotten, always loved. He is now in Gods hands. #RememberDevin," said Tori Davidson on Twitter.
"Devin passed away right by my house, I saw police cars everywhere and thought nothing of it.#rip #rememberdevin I will always love you," said Olivia Loutsis on Twitter.
Metea Valley Principal Jim Schmid said the district's crisis team has been put in place to support students and staff members.
"It is with great sadness that I write to share with you that the Metea Valley community mourns the loss of sophomore student Devin Meadows, who passed away as the result of a car accident," Schmid said in a District 204 letter. "If you feel your child is having any difficulty with this news, please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can be aware of your child's needs. And please keep the Meadows family in your thoughts during this very difficult time."
Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune.