CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – An emotional vigil was held Monday night in memory of a Chicopee teen who was killed in a crash this weekend.
Hundreds of friends, family and loved ones gathered at Chicopee Comprehensive High School to honor 15-year old Alex Ortiz.
Ortiz was killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a tree on Three Rivers Road in Wilbraham Sunday evening.
The school’s principal told 22News Ortiz was positive and very involved in school activities, and his death leaves a hole for students, staff, and community members.
“Great Student,” said Principal Derek Morrison. “Great athlete. In just a short time – and we only were blessed with him for a year. He made a mark.”
The driver of that car was flown to the hospital – no word yet on the extent of their injuries.