JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - An impromptu memorial service for the two boys killed in a car accident Saturday night was held this afternoon at Northwest High School.
Then that memorial continued at the scene of the accident.
"It's just going to be hard for this year and I know their families are really struggling," friend Markus Lauffer said.
Cameron Stewart died on impact and Matthew Roskowske was rushed to the hospital where he died, but not without putting up a fight first.
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"He was fighting, I know Cameron would have if he would have if he had the chance," said Keith Hejnal, who tells us both boys were wrestlers and he was helping train Cameron.
"I promised I would help him get to state, and it sucks I can't get make that promise," he said. "I've never broken a promise in my life that's the worst part."
For 18-year-old Matthew, his sights were on his future.
Friend Sade Musgrave says just days ago they had a conversation about going into the military.
"We were all going to go together," Musgrave said.
Their brotherhood started in the 6th grade.
"Him and his family brought me in, and really took good care of me and gave me a home," Musgrave said.
Matthew and Cameron were loved, evident by the gathering, the hugs and the messages.
"It just makes you think about in a blink of an eye life can change in seconds no matter who you are," Lauffer said.
A fund has been set up for the boys' families: http://www.gofundme.com/6x723k.