Warm hugs welcomed the heavy hearts at Osborn High School on Detroit's east side on Monday morning. A team of grief counselors remained inside the building ready to comfort after a weekend accident killed several former and current students.
"He was a good guy he was cool. He was like my brother," says Jenna Williams, a classmate.
"It's too early for them to be dealing with death, they have just begun to live" says Porsha Tyler, the victim's cousin.
Among those killed when a Jeep Cherokee lost control and crashed into this concrete post then burst into flames early Sunday morning was 24-year-old Walter Johnson, Jr. and 16-year-old Antoine Henley. Henley was known as "Block" to many friends but was a cousin to Pierre.
"If I could turn time around I would but it doesn't work like that," Pierre Tyler, cousin to Henley.
This surveillance video from the Coney Island on Seven Mile and Stotter caught the crash. The restaurants owner heard the impact then saw the flames. He grabbed a fire extinguisher but there was little he could do. Police believe the jeep had been speeding.
"All that speeding don't make sense when you are going to get there anyway." says Jemelah Davis, a classmate.
Family and friends of the victims gathered at the accident scene on Sunday night to remember the lives taken way too soon. A sentiment echoed at the highschool that just won't be the same without them.
"It shocked me I just saw him a while ago" says D'shayne Bentley, a classmate.