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Templeton community holds vigil for teen who died in golf cart crash

Posted at 11:05 PM, Dec 23, 2019

TEMPLETON, Calif. — Dozens of people in the Templeton community gathered Monday night to show love and support to the family of a 13 year old boy who died in a golf cart crash over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol says a 16 year old was driving a golf cart with 13 year old Jared Aichouri when it overturned, pinning Jared inside.

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

His family now hopes Jared is remembered for the joy he always brought everyone around him.

Jared's friends and family took time Monday night to write memories, share stories, and light candles in honor of the teen whose life was taken too soon.

Jared's mom Teresa Hamers says she hopes he's remembered for the love and light he brought those around him.

"When you're feeling blue just remember his spirit and how he would always dance or floss or smile or dance like a goofball or crack a joke. So when times are blue in your life, just remember him because that's the gift he gave everyone - including me," Hamers said.

Because Jared died just days before Christmas, friends of the family put up a Christmas tree in Templeton Park with ornaments that say: "Fly High Jared," so he can be remembered each year.

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The driver of the golf cart Jared was in suffered minor injuries.

CHP says drugs or alcohol were not factors in the crash.

To donate to the famiy's GoFundMe, click here.