Memorial grows for Falcon High School teen killed by drunk driver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A memorial is growing for a Falcon High School teen who was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Falcon Friday night.

Authorities say 18-year-old Michael Finley was headed westbound on Woodmen Road when he was hit by 52-year-old Michael Fay. Fay was headed eastbound on Woodmen when he tried to make a left turn in front of approaching traffic and hit Finley.

Finley died at the scene.

Fay is facing vehicular homicide charges. He was not injured in the crash.

A GoFundMe page set up for Finley by his sister, Carlie Astor, has surpassed its $15,000 goal for funeral expenses. As of Monday night, donations amount to over $20,000.

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"I don't want want my parents to have to worry about a proper memorial for my brother," Astor writes. "He was one of the goofiest, kindest souls that I have ever known. His memory will live on in our hearts. We will get justice for Michael."

Monday night, friends and family gathered at the site where Finley died. At the memorial, his father said he was moved by the outpouring of support for his son and family.

"With everyone coming out to pay respect, building a cross, this means a lot to the family and in may ways to the community," Mason Peters said.

Finley was set to graduate next month.


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