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Family, friends lay teen to rest after crash

Denny Grahovic, a high school senior, was killed Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local teenager killed in a crash was laid to rest by friends and family Sunday.

Loved ones gathered to say their goodbyes to Denny Grahovic at the Green Lawn Funeral Home. For many, Sunday was a time not just to mourn, but to reflect.

"As soon as you see Denny you know that your day is going to get better," Kelly Higgins, one of Grahovic's friends, said. "You can't help but to be magnified to him, to be attracted to him."

Higgins said the Sandalwood High School senior made an impact on those who knew him - from his best friends, to people who had just met him.

"He was one of those types of people where you don't have to see him every day, but when you did see him you know it is still love," Higgins said.

According to police, a 39-year-old woman driving an SUV sped through a red light at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Saint Johns Bluff on Thursday. She jumped the median, ran into Grahovic's car and hit a gasoline tanker.

For family and friends like Higgins, their loss hasn't set in.

Police haven't released the name of the woman who ran the light. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. It's unclear why she ran the light.