Funeral services have been set for an Aurora teen killed this week when a car he was riding in lost control and struck a house.
Devin Meadows, a 15-year-old Metea Valley High School student, was ejected from the car around 2 a.m. Tuesday as the vehicle jumped a curb, knocked over some trees and slammed into the garage of a house on the 2700 block of Hamman Way.
A visitation for Meadows is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home in Naperville. His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Aurora.
Meadows' classmates describe the sophomore football player and track star as a good person and extremely popular. "He was just a part of everyone's life at Metea," said sophomore classmate Amanda Reeves.
Students wore white this week in his honor.
"The Metea Valley Athletic program lost a member of its family," the school said in a statement. "Devin Meadows was a charismatic and talented member of the Football and Track programs. Not only was he an outstanding student athlete, but he was an even better teammate and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him."
Police continue investigating what happened and charges are still pending.
"We assume they were traveling at a high rate of speed," Lt. Pete Inda said Tuesday.
"It may be classified as a joy ride," said Inda. "We don't know. We're still investigating. We're not sure exactly what they were doing out at this time."