Friends of the Stich family are holding a car wash today until 2 p.m. at the Burger King on U.S. 301 and Boyette Road in Riverview. All proceeds will go to the family.
In the meantime, friends have set up a memorial at the crash site on Kings Avenue for Tyler Stich, 17, of Brandon who was killed in a rollover crash Friday afternoon.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the teen was partially ejected and pinned beneath a Ford Explorer when it left the road and overturned several times. Stich was not wearing a seat belt.
Friends set up a memorial today on the side of a Brandon road where a 17-year-old boy died Friday afternoon in a rollover crash.
Tyler Stich of Brandon was partially ejected and pinned beneath a Ford Explorer when the vehicle, carrying seven people, went off the road and overturned several times, Hillsborough County deputies said. Stich was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver, Michael A. Kryder, 17, of Brandon, voluntarily submitted to a blood test, but there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs in his system, according to the sherffi's office.
The other passengers, who ranged in age from 9 to 17, received only minor injuries.
Friends and well-wishers have been sharing messages on the online Legacy Guestbook, including teacher Melissa Brown of Apollo Beach.
"I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. I loved having him in my reading class. He had the best sense of humor. We will miss him more than words can say," wrote Brown.