The community is mourning two people killed in a three-car accident Tuesday on
One of those killed attended school in
The school’s principal, Dr. Neal Brown, said the mood at school Wednesday was somber.
“It was not unusual to be in the hallway walking and you see students crying, and another student would be comforting that particular student,” said Brown.
Bussen attended Leo for two years as a junior and senior.
“He had friends in the high school. There were students that knew him, that grew up with him,” said Brown. “And so this did impact our high school.”
Police say Bussen was passing a car driven by his girlfriend around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when he hit a van head on. Bussen's car caught fire and he was killed. A passenger in the van, Desiare Martin, 21, also died. Martin was in a wheelchair.
The driver of the van went to the hospital in critical condition. Bussen's girlfriend was hospitalized in fair condition.
At Leo, grief counselors were on hand Wednesday to help students.
“Students were grieving,” said Brown. “We walked in this morning, had about 70 students around the flagpole.”
Brown says students are focusing on Bussen's life, not the circumstances surrounding his death.
“I think the students just regret that a young man lost his life and that's what the grieving was about this morning,” said Brown.
Friends of Trevor Bussen have started a Facebook page for him. It had more than 50 members as of Wednesday evening.