EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people gathered at El Monte High School to grieve for senior Adrian Castro, who was tragically killed in Thursday’s bus crash near Orland.

Students shared their favorite memories of Castro, a well-liked student and varsity football player who had a way of making them smile.

The vigil brought his football teammates to tears.

Adrian’s father, Raul Castro, said his son dreamed of working in sports medicine and was very determined.

“He was very energetic, very courteous, stubborn in his ways — when he started something he wanted to finish it,” his father said.

Those who want to help the Castro family with funeral expenses can visit youcaring.com.

A school official told CBS2/KCAL9 News they’ve been contacted by an anonymous donor offering to pay for the Castro family’s funeral expenses.

LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Sharefest have launched the “Humbolt Bus Crash Victims Assistance Fund” to support LAUSD families affected by the crash. Donations can be made online, or by check, made payable to Sharefest with “Humboldt Bus Crash Victims Assistance Fund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to: Sharefest Community Development, 3480 Torrance Blvd. #110, Torrance, CA 90503.


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