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Published May 28, 2013, 06:57 PM

Community gathers to celebrate life of Grand Forks student

Friends and family of 16-year-old McCain Endres, who was killed in a traffic accident, gathered today to say goodbye. Endres collided with a car while riding his motorcycle last Wednesday afternoon in Grand Forks.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Friends and family of 16-year-old McCain Endres, who was killed in a traffic accident, gathered today to say goodbye. Endres collided with a car while riding his motorcycle last Wednesday afternoon in Grand Forks. Many were shocked because at first his injuries seemed to be non-life threatening.

Friends packed into the Calvalry Lutheran Church this afternoon in Grand Forks. A couple the friends I talked to say the funeral is a sad time, but all of the great memories of McCain that are being shared today made the day bearable. McCain's family says support from the community has also made this tragedy a little easier to get through.

Donna Krause, McCain's Grandmother: "They have been absolutely wonderful. They had a vigil out in front of their house on Thursday evening and it was just awesome to watch all of these kids. All we here is about the bad kids we never hear about the good young adults and it's been amazing."

Grand Forks Central Students made a make shift memorial on the corner of Sixth Street and Second Avenue North. Where the accident happened. Hundreds have written their goodbyes on a light pole. You can expect the memorial will be there for a while.

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