On Wednesday, 17-year-old Dylan Bunker's family and friends were mourning his death and sharing memories of his life, and his parents were trying to make sure his legacy lived on.
The Coronado teen was killed and two others injured in a crash overnight.
Dylan's heartbroken mother and father want everyone to know what a kind and generous friend he was to so many people.
On Bunker's Facebook page, a message was posted around 8 a.m. Wednesday reading: "This is Dylan's mom he loves his friends very much...........I will let everyone know when we will be saying 'see you soon'............ his beautiful soul has touched so many."
Close friends -- and even those who barely knew Dylan -- brought flowers by the site of the accident to remember the 17-year-old.
"He was always smiling, no matter what," said Mollie Privett, who was a friend of Dylan's. "He always had a good attitude about everything."
"If you just wanted to talk, he was always there," said another friend, Lauren Curtis. "He didn't care what it was about. He would always talk to you."
The mourners also used a felt marker to write their memories on the tree that was hit by the pickup truck in which Dylan was a passenger just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when it crashed in the 900 block of Glorietta Boulevard.
Police are still investigating the incident, but information from the high-school junior's friends, and evidence at the scene, indicates the driver of that truck, another teenager, may have tried to pass another vehicle and lost control.
On Wednesday morning, Dylan's classmates and teachers gathered at Coronado High for a memorial service, sharing memories of the young man who always had time to help and listen to his friends.
The driver and other passenger in the pickup truck were not seriously injured.
Dylan's aunt says the family doesn't blame the driver for the crash. "I just want him to know that Dylan's family loves him very much,"said Bonnie Dutile. "It could have been anyone of them driving, it was an accident."
Coronado police said the crash was the second fatal automobile wreck in that city this year. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 619-522-7350.