Half the town of Alex turned out Friday night for a candlelight vigil to honor a high school student who died earlier this week.
Cody Alexander, 18, died Wednesday morning, after the highway patrol says he lost control of his pickup truck on State Road 19.
On Friday night, more close to 300 people gathered outside Alex School for the vigil.
Frankie Brantley is a fellow senior at the school, and says when her family moved to Alex two years ago, Alexander was the first person who reached out to her to make her feel welcome.
"He was loved by a lot of people," she said. "We will never forget him."
Alexander's funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alex school gymnasium.