Friends, Classmates Gather for Vigil in Remembrance of Teens Killed in Auburn

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AUBURN --

A community continues to mourn the loss of two teens after a car slammed into them on Highway 49 in Auburn Sunday night.

A vigil to honor Trevor Keller and Jared Gaches was held at Placer High School Monday evening.

While Placer High students should be focusing on spring events and finals, they're mourning the loss of their friends.

"I'm in shock, I don't think it's real, it really hasn't hit all of us yet," said friend Faith Silver.

Friends, family and even strangers crowded the school quad to pay their respects to the 15-year-olds.

"It's sad that they're not going to go forward. We're not going to see them driving in a car, we're not going to see them graduating high school," said Trevor and Jared's middle school teacher Lynn Shanley.

The alleged driver that took the lives of these two boys is Philip Ingram. The 62-year-old's neighbor Jim Parish said, "He stays pretty much by himself he's not a real sociable guy."

Ingram is charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, which comes as a shock to Parish, "I've never heard of any problems with him using drugs. This whole thing is tragic for everyone involved."

That tragedy is felt throughout Placer High. Loved ones remember the boys whose lives were cut short.

"Trevor always knew how to make me smile even on my bad days," said Silver.

While Shanley reminisced on her times with Jared, "Jared had a really good personality and he was really really funny."

Philip Ingram is currently being held at the Auburn Jail. He's in a suicide vest and not in the proper mental state to do interviews at this time.

Trevor's family tells FOX40 they plan to attend Ingram's first appearance in court.