A&M Consolidated HS Community Holds Prayer Vigil In Memory Of Student

Hundreds of people gathered to remember an A&M Consolidated High School student who died in a rollover accident in College Station.

A vigil was held at Tigerland Stadium in memory of 16-year-old Sydney Jeter who was killed Wednesday night when her boyfriend lost control of the vehicle they were in.

There were many tears Thursday night at the A&M Consolidated High School campus as students, friends, family, and the public gathered to remember a 16-year-old known for brightening other people's lives.

Music filled the air at Tigerland Stadium in College Station.

The football field was filled with people grieving but also celebrating a life.

16-year-old A&M Consolidated High School Junior Sydney Jeter died Wednesday night after the SUV she was riding in rolled over on the access road of Highway 6 near William D. Fitch Parkway in south College Station.

"I couldn't ask for a better way to get her friends together and just pray for her. It's really awesome to see all these people that are here for her," said Kyla Drake, who is the Junior Class President.

She has been friends with Sydney since she was five.

"Her smile it's contagious. Once you see it," she added.

Sydney Jeter played on the soccer team and was a leader on the student council.

Her pastor at Aggieland Christian Church says she loved Christ and wanted others to know.

Jeter's boyfriend 17-year-old Blake Allen was behind the wheel and escaped with minor injuries.

He's also a senior wide receiver for the Consol Tigers.

Head Football Coach David Raffield hopes the community coming together offers comfort.

"And that is really really important in a time of crisis. I think it is a powerful message to all the kids as well as their parents seeing how much they care for one another," said Raffield.

Visitation is set for Monday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hillier Funeral Home, while her funeral is happening Tuesday at 3 P.M. at Central Baptist Church.

Investigators are still trying to figure out why their vehicle lost control and crashed.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 215181861 - kbtx.com/a?a=215181861
Gray Television, Inc.