BUCKSPORT - A community is left mourning after a car crash, resulting in the death of a 15-year-old high school student.
What is supposed to be a happy time for students, has turned tragic. Taylor Darveau, of Bucksport was killed in a car crash, leaving a tight-knit community in shock.
"It's a true tragedy for our town. It's a very small town, a very close community, and this has already had a devastating affect on the community," explains Sean Geagan, the Bucksport Police Chief.
Classes were still held at the high school Friday, with students coming and going throughout the day.
Grief councilors were also on hand as students continue to lean on one another.
Taylor was a cheerleader at Bucksport High School. Community members say she was well liked and a gifted athlete.
Meanwhile her 16-year-old friend, who was behind the wheel, has been released from the hospital.
There is still no word on what caused the crash, as police continue to investigate.
Those who need help or know someone that does during this time can call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112.
A candlelight walk will be held tonight at 6:30 at the house of pizza. those attending are asked to wear purple and gold, Bucksport's school colors.
We will have more on the vigil tonight at 10 and 11.
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