Family and friends are saying goodbye to two teens killed in a crash last week near Post Falls. Yesterday was the memorial service for Leo Neal and on Wednesday it was Monte Thomson Jr.'s turn.
"It was just a shock to all of us," says Ahna Duggan, a friend of the family who went to school with Monte.
It was a difficult day full of many tears as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the seventeen year old.
"He was a well rounded awesome, cool guy," says Ashton Duggan.
"Today being here, and seeing him up on the screen, it's very emotional," says Dominick DeJulia, a friend of Monte's.
Lots of tears, but also lots of laughter as family, friends and loved ones shared their memories of Monte Thomson Jr. His friends from school say they weren't surprised with how many people came out to show their love and support for the family.
"I don't think he ever viewed himself that highly," says DeJulia. "He never bragged about himself or any of that, so he was a really good guy to look towards."
"I'm happy how many showed up because I know Central Valley and Spokane is such a loving and supportive place if something like that happens," says Ahna Duggan