A community is in mourning after the death of a 16-year-old after a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 86. YNN's Alexa Green has more on the vigil held for William Warrick.
CORNING N.Y. -- There are many unanswered questions about the death of William Warrick, but there is no question the 16-year-old will be greatly missed.
"If you saw Will walking down the street you might think he's an ordinary kid. But if you'd actually meet him you'd know he wasn't. He was different than everyone else. He was down-to-earth and kindhearted," said Joe Speciale, one of Will's friends.
On Friday night, more than 100 community members came together to share stories and remember Warrick during a candlelight vigil. Students made t-shirts, and bracelets were sold in his honor. Warrick's family says they're dealing with his death the best they can.
"The way we've been coping is reminiscing and talking about old stories and laughing. And we have our moments where we break down," said Michael Warrick, Will's uncle.
But they're hopeful that their questions will be answered. Eventually, they say, there will be closure.
"Investigations take a long time and sometimes you need to let little fish go to catch the big fish. So if anybody out there who would be willing to come forward with any more details to the authorities, we would really appreciate it," Michael Warrick said.
For now, the Warricks' hope to keep his memory alive and find out exactly what happened that night.
Warrick's funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Corning. Police are still investigating his death.