Family, friends gather at Mandarin High to remember teen killed in crash

by: Catherine Varnum Updated:

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hundreds gathered around the family of a teenager killed in a car crash Monday. 

Emotions ran high as more than 100 friends family and classmates remembered Garrett Schaub. His brother could barely fight back tears. 

"Don't make a dumb decision," said Taylor Schaub. 

Friends say the teenager was full of life and person who would do anything for his friends. Garrett's father was overwhelmed seeing everyone gather to remember his son. 

"It's amazing. The support is helping a lot," said Larry Schaub.

The 13-year-old's father said he can't believe this happened. He told Action News Garrett sneaked out of the house Sunday with his friends. They were friends his father trusted. 

"I've been told he was a good driver. Obviously, they some bad choices made that night," said Larry Schaub. 

Police say both speed and alcohol played a role in the crash when the car Garrett was in slammed into a tree off Mandarin Road. Only one person was wearing a seat belt. As these young students come to grips with the loss, his father had one message for everyone here. 

"Don't let this repeat itself," said Larry Schaub. "Listen to your parents."

No charges have been filed yet. Garrett's father told Action News two of the teens from the crash are still in the hospital.