A video inspired by the death of 16-year-old Colin Stone, a beloved junior at Cistercian High School who died in a fiery crash, is sending out a powerful message – don't speed.
According to police, Stone and a friend were street racing on Northwest Highway in Dallas in November. At times they were driving as fast as 100 miles per hour.
Stone lost control and hit several other cars. He died as his BMW burst into flames.
Many of his friends are now dealing with pain of losing a peer for the first time.
"It's hard. It's a shock. You really don't feel like it's real," said K.C. Thompson, a senior at The Hockaday School.
One friend decided to make a video about the dangers of speeding for a Girl Scout project. It features teens, many who knew Stone personally, holding up cards with statistics on teen driving and speeding.
"I learned so much from that video. It kind of actually scared me in a good way though, if that makes sense," said Shelby Cohron, a Hockaday junior.
A life that may have already been saved is Christian Cortes, a 15-year-old St. Mark's School of Texas sophomore who recently finished driver's education.
"I see the threat first hand basically and I just don't want that to be me," he said.
The teens admit the temptation to speed and peer pressure is a lot to resist. But having seen what can happen and taking a stand will give them courage when it is most needed.
KDFW FOX 4
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