FREMONT -- A candlelight vigil has been scheduled Saturday evening in memory of Jason Park, a Fremont teen who died in a vehicle crash two weeks ago.
The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at the Central Park Performance Pavilion, near Lake Elizabeth, at 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway. The community is invited, organizers said.
The event is being co-hosted by Mission Possible, a parent organization at Mission San Jose High School, and the Fremont Council Parent Teacher Association, a citywide organization consisting of individual school PTA groups.
"Jason was a very popular kid who made a big impression on a lot of people," said Liz Fischer, a Fremont Council PTA official. "He was part of a church community and was well-known at Irvington and Mission San Jose high schools. We wanted to hold a vigil in his memory, as well as call attention to the issue of safety for youth drivers."
Park, 17, died around 1 a.m. Oct. 27, after a sport-utility vehicle crashed into a tree near the intersection of Durham Road and Topaz Way.
The SUV's driver and another passenger, each a 17-year-old Fremont boy attending Mission San Jose High, had injuries that were not life-threatening, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
The driver, who is not being named because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving, she said. He was cited and released to his parents, police said.
The accident still is under investigation, Bosques said.
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WHAT: Candlelight vigil for Fremont teen in fatal accident
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Central Park Performance Pavilion
ADDRESS: 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont