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Bailey Roach was remembered in a memorial service on Thursday, while Taigen continues to fight for his life. Bailey Roach was remembered in a memorial service on Thursday, while Taigen continues to fight for his life.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Friday, several coffee shops around the Inland Northwest pitched in their support to help two teens involved in a horrible car crash on Highway 395. It killed one teen and landed his best friend in the hospital with a coma.  KHQ called Friday and found out he's still in critical condition.

Bailey Roach and Taigen Balbi were hit by a suspected drunk driver. Court documents say that driver was going more than 100 miles per hour.

Bailey Roach was remembered in a memorial service on Thursday, attended by hundreds, while Taigen continues to fight for his life.

People are turning to help the two families as much as they can, including one local coffee shop called the Highway Grind. They gave 100 percent of their proceeds on Friday to help the two teen's families.

Inside the Highway Grind, Sarah Raya made several drinks, one in particular was dedicated to honor the two boys. She wrote on the cups, "Yee Yee" and filled the special mocha with white chocolate powder and a shot of espresso.

"Why it's called Yee Yee is because the boys, they'd always say, 'Yee Yee.' It's like a celebration kind of like, 'Yee Yee!' High pitch and sort of obnoxious but funny," said Raya.

Obnoxious, but she loves both Taigen and Bailey as if they were her own family. "I've paid for every drink of theirs," said Raya.

The drinks are even being handed out with a keepsake to remember Bailey. "We'll usually give a hair tie with each drink because Bailey had super long luscious hair," said Raya.

They'd both come every day to say hi and get drinks. "Taigen, he would come through and say, 'Sarah just make me something delicious, I don't care what it is just something delicious.' I would always put white chocolate powder," said Raya.

The two, absolutely inseparable. But things are a little different now. She doesn't see them like she used to. "It's not normal. I'm used to seeing them every day," said Raya.

But Raya's here for them, a cheer to a favorite drink, a smile, a hug, and full support.

The man who hit the two teens with his car was arrested for driving under the influence. 29-year-old Ramiro Sanchez is in the Spokane County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He's now being held on charges of vehicular homicide.

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