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EDMOND, Okla. - Flowers now cover the spot where a teenager died in a violent car accident Sunday afternoon.

"I talked to Trevor every day. I saw him every day," said Bob Denison,  assistant principal at Edmond Santa Fe. "Trevor was tender-hearted, loving, kind. I can't think of a student at this school who didn't like Trevor."

Trevor Allen

Trevor Allen

Trevor Allen was just 17-years-old.

Officials say he was driving eastbound on 15th, near Santa Fe, when, for an unknown reason, he swerved across the westbound lanes of traffic.

His car then crashed head-on into a tree.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Now, the Edmond community is grief stricken, coping with the tragic loss.

Denison watched Trevor grow up with his own son.

"He told my wife. He was kind of upset, and said, 'Dad, I lost... he was my first best friend.' Just a sad deal," Denison said.

Now, extra counselors will be on hand to help students and staff who are mourning the loss of the well-known senior.

"We'll just be very flexible and allow our students the opportunity to mourn and get through this and then we'll try to have school in the process," Jason Hayes, the school's principal, said.

Students gathered to remember their beloved friend before class Monday morning.

"The students on their own initiated a prayer service this morning before school, and hundreds of students came to that to pray for the family and pray for the situation," Hayes said.

While the students, staff and family are looking for answers, they are learning to grieve together.

"Try to encourage them to hug each other and love on each other. We never want to have to come together for reasons like this, but when we do, we try to stick together like a wolf pack," Denison said.

Edmond Schools also released a statement about the loss of Trevor Allen.

"Edmond Public Schools is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Santa Fe senior Trevor Allen. We extend our sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.

Trevor was a very outgoing individual who loved people and was considered a friend to all. A team of counselors from Santa Fe as well as Edmond North and Edmond Memorial will be available for the next several days to assist students and staff members as they grieve his loss."

Edmond police are still investigating what caused the crash.

Optimal Health Associates has set up a Go Fund Me account for Trevor Allen's family.

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