A 15-year-old sophomore at Metea Valley High School was killed early Tuesday when an automobile he was riding in crashed into a house in Aurora, Ill.
Devin Meadows was riding in the back seat of a Chevy Malibu that lost control, jumped a curb and slammed into the garage of a house located in the 2700 block of Hamman Way around 1:43 a.m. Tuesday in the western Chicago suburb, NBC Chicago reports.
Meadows was ejected from the car, according to ABC Chicago, while the driver and two other passengers all suffered minor injuries. All those in the car were students at the same school.
The driver did not have a license, the Chicago Tribune reports. He is expected to be charged in the crash, which also caused extensive damage to the home.
Meadows was a member of the school's varsity football team and also played on its basketball and track teams, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. His classmates and friends have taken to Twitter to memorialize the teen using the hash tag #RememberDevin.
"He had a competitive spirit but he was a really nice guy, too," classmate Tanner Stone, 16, told the Tribune of his Meadows.
The school's principal Jim Schmid said in a statement that the school district's crisis team would be available for students and staff coping with the tragic news.