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Empire HS to hold vigil for student killed in accident

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Empire High School in Vail will hold a candlelight vigil tonight in memory of a student who was killed in a car accident over the weekend.

Grayson Weeks, a 16-year-old junior at the Empire high school, died in the two-car crash on eastbound I-10 near Marsh Station Road.

Terri Smith, the assistant principal's secretary said the vigil is planned for 6 p.m. on the football field.

Authorities say 16-year-old Austin Avila was driving a small sedan eastbound on the I-10 when the car ran off the left side of the roadway.

As Avila tried to get back to the roadway, the vehicle rolled, ejecting Weeks, a passenger.

Weeks was then struck by an SUV and suffered fatal injuries. The people inside the SUV were not hurt.

Avila and one other passenger, 17-year-old David Aldstadt, were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. Two other passengers in Avila's car were treated and released from a local hospital.

Call 520-879-3044 or email smitht@vail.k12.az.us for more information about tonight's vigil.

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