SANTEE, Calif. - Thousands attended a funeral Wednesday in Santee to remember one of the teens involved in a street-racing crash.
Sunrise Church was filled with family, friends, students, teachers, coaches, and friends, each wearing a green ribbon, Jaylie James Campbell's favorite color.
Campbell was involved in a rollover crash April 4, which was a result of street-racing on Highway 52, police said. Witnesses reported the two cars involved nearing 110 mph before one driver lost control. Campbell was in the back seat.
One week later, friends and family are grieving for this young life lost and hoping others will remember.
"Jayli was a kind person. He was a dreamer, a lover, and my best friend," said Garrett, a student.
Campbell was one popular man. The 16-year old went to Santana High School, played junior varsity football, and one day dreamed of joining the Air Force.
"Even though I was his teacher just for a year, he taught me something as he taught the rest of you something, to smile life, to have fun," said Santana High School teacher Heather.
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Before his final days, Campbell was working at Best Buy and was serving as a cadet for the San Diego Fire Department. But it's his contagious smile that no one will forget.
"He was the one face at work that you would want to see, you don't just see that smile that made you forget all the worries that you had," a friend told Fox 5.
"That smile has so many different meanings and I saw it on a daily basis," another teacher said.
"To all of the young kids out there who think you're invincible - think…think," Campbell's Uncle Richard said. "Let this effect you, let this whole ordeal effect you and I hope others learn. Let's celebrate the person Jay was and the life he lead, because that's the person I'm going to remember most. Rest in peace Jay I love you we all love you."Campbell is survived by his mother, father, and four siblings.