Vigil held for Gastonia teen killed in car crash


GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46) — A Gastonia community came together Wednesday night to honor the life of an Ashbrook High School student who was killed in a car crash over the weekend.

People attended a vigil at Loray Mill Lofts to pay their respects to Thomas Smith IV.

Related: Police say speed was a factor in crash that killed teen in Gastonia

Smith was driving along Robinwood Road Saturday night when his car ran off the road and hit a tree. Smith died at the scene.

Another student in the car, Cameron Lowery, was taken to the hospital.

Police said while speed was a contributing factor, the crash remains under investigation. 

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