The soft flicker of candlelight lit the faces of friends and family remembering Spencer McGregor.
More than 50 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night at the Grand Haven Church of the Nazarene to remember McGregor.
Through tears, family and friends shared their memories of the 18-year-old who died April 6 after losing control of the Jeep he was driving on Mercury Drive in Grand Haven Township. The SUV went off the road, rolled over and struck a tree.
An investigation into the crash continues.
The 2012 Grand Haven High School graduate’s sister, Autumn McGregor, remembered her brother as "a sweet kid."
Autumn recalled a time she and Spencer played with makeup and nail polish. The two decided to dress Spencer in women’s clothes and introduce him to their grandmother as Autumn’s friend. It took their grandmother a few moments to realize it was Spencer dressed up, Autumn said with a laugh.
“I’m going to miss him a lot,” she said.
As friends shared how they will miss the teen, a friend of Spencer’s mother spoke about how grateful everyone should feel for having him in their lives, even though it was for a short time.
She encouraged everyone to love and live at all times.
“This life is so short,” she said.
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