Pasadena ISD student athlete killed in car wreck

Rayburn High School student Latrone Williams was killed in a single-car accident late Wednesday night. His family and friends gathered on the football field Thursday to honor the athlete.
August 22, 2013 8:43:43 PM PDT
Students at a Pasadena high school are mourning the loss of one of their own just days before the start of a new school year. A popular student and athlete was killed in a late Wednesday night crash.

A vigil was held Thursday for Latrone Williams on the Rayburn High School football field. The turnout was immense, and the scene was emotional. Family members, friends and teammates gathered to remember the friend they called "Tron."

The district confirms that Williams died in a single-car accident. The boy would have been a senior and played both football and basketball at the school. But his family says he touched others well beyond Pasadena, Texas.

"I've seen people tweet and text him from all across the country. He's a great character, kid. Life struck him down too short," Williams' aunt Henrietta Delce said.

Pasadena police tell us there were two other 17-years-olds in the car with Williams. The driver may have been speeding and lost control, hit a curb and flipped. The driver was taken to a hospital. The other passenger is expected to be OK.

Football activities were canceled Thursday, and counselors will be on hand at Rayburn High School next week. When players take to the football field again, they say they'll be doing it in Williams' honor.

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