Kaiser High School students mourn the loss of classmate

By Nana Ohkawa
Published On: Apr 18 2013 11:26:17 PM HST
Updated On: Apr 19 2013 08:01:08 AM HST

Students at Kaiser High School today are grieving the death of Reid Krucky.

HONOLULU -

Teenagers in Hawaii Kai are mourning the loss of Reid Krucky. The Kaiser High School sophomore died Wednesday in a skateboarding accident.

"It's quieter than usual, we don't know how to react to something like this," said Kaiser High School junior Kason Padilla.

"Everyone wore black to commemorate him and add posters to the side of the stairs where we used to hang out. There's a memorial there," said close friend Egon Karamehmedovic.

Police said Thursday afternoon Reid was skateboarding while holding on to the back of his friends moped down Kalanipuu street. That's when Reid lost control falling and hitting his head on the ground.

"He thought he was having fun and no one was thinking of safety precautions," said William McAndrew.

The medical examiner said Reid died from traumatic head injuries. The deadly accident has the community and friends in shock.

"My friend called me up at first and told me he passed away and I couldn't believe it, and I looked on Facebook and everyone was saying it and I still couldn't believe it, and I saw it on the news and I was like in shock, and I told my mom and she broke out in tears," said Karamehmedovic.

Friends say Reid was a skilled skateboarder, an overall athlete, and most of all a nice kid.

"I knew him since elementary school. He was like a really nice person he was never mean to anybody never said anything bad to anybody he was just a really good kid all of his life," said Karamehmedovic.

"He's a really funny guy and it was pure good humor," said Padilla.

The principal at Kaiser High School said there were additional counselors on campus today.

"I saw a lot of people go to them and I know a lot didn't go too, but we have each other to go to," said Padilla.

It's illegal to tow someone behind a moped. But police say they will not be pressing any criminal charges in this case.

PHOTOS: Friends remember Reid Krucky

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