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Hundreds gather to celebrate life of Albion senior killed in rollover crash

June 21, 2019 11:09 PM

ALBION, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Hundreds of people came together Friday to celebrate the life of the Albion High School senior who died in a tragic crash earlier this week.

Troopers say 17-year-old Brennan Moody died at the scene of a crash in Albion just before graduation.

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At a time synonymous with opportunity and stepping out into life, loved ones are suddenly forced to say their goodbyes.

On Friday, a vigil was held in his memory, and although many are struggling with the brutal loss of Moody, some have already found a silver lining.

State police say Moody was in the car with three other Albion seniors.

Troopers say the driver lost control of the car and hit a utility pole on Eagle Harbor Road early Tuesday morning. Another senior, Sean Weis, was seriously injured in the crash and remains in critical but stable condition at the hospital. The driver and the front seat passenger suffered only minor injuries. They have since been released from the hospital. 

At the vigil, Albion students sang to remember the 17-year-old. His grandmother, Patricia Farone, says he planned to pursue theater after graduation.

Overwhelmed by the community's compassion and support, Farone says she hopes others learn from this.

Moody's calling hours will be held Tuesday at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes in Albion. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Albion First Presbyterian Church. 

State police tell News10NBC that they are still investigating but they do believe speed was a factor. 

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