Loved Ones Remember Charleroi Teen Killed In Crash

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A young man killed in a car crash earlier this week was remembered Saturday night.

Friends and family gathered in his hometown of Charleroi.

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On Feb. 23, 18-year-old Nicholas Gavazzi died in a car crash in Armstrong County. That’s how he was lost – but friends and family celebrated how he lived.

“There are no words to describe how I feel about him,” said friend Ashley Watkins.

Gavazzi was valedictorian of Charleroi High School’s class of 2014. Gavazzi always wore a trademark bow tie. Saturday, bow ties were present – fine silk knots in remembrance of an incredible, wise old soul in such a young man.

“Nobody could keep up with him,” said Watkins. “They had to change the curriculum for him, he was just that smart.”

The gathering was a way to grieve – not figure out the unanswerable question of…

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