CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – There is an outpouring of support and grief on social media for the family and friends of a Castle View High School student killed in a crash Tuesday morning.
Kyra Connolly, 17, died after crashing head-on into a Douglas County School District truck. She was driving on the wrong side of the road and side-swiped another car before crashing into the district truck.
Friends and classmates held a vigil Tuesday evening to remember Connolly, and tweets and Facebook posts have been pouring in since people began to learn she was the victim.
— Douglas Cty Schools (@dcsdk12) September 21, 2016
— Castle View Football (@FootballCastle) September 21, 2016
My love and prayers go out to kyra Connolly and her family today. Kyra was amazing rip ??????
— London Blandford (@londonblandford) September 20, 2016
— Spencer Whitt (@spencer_whitt_) September 21, 2016
RIP Kyra Connolly you will be missed! Rest easy
— Amber Steyn (@steyn_amber) September 21, 2016
I was lucky enough to meet Kyra last year through another friend. She was an amazing person with a great personality. RIP Kyra Connolly.
— Connor (@CJ_Crowley_CJ) September 21, 2016
New post -
(Dedicated to Kyra Connolly - R.I.P 9.20.16) #kyraconnolly
— Caroline (@t_c_p_m) September 20, 2016
My heart just dropped after hearing about Kyra I can't believe she is gone. R.I.P Kyra Connolly may the lord take you to a safer place. ????
— Shermon (@Shermon013) September 20, 2016
Others have been posting on a Facebook event page made ahead of Tuesday's vigil.