CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The Kenston Local Schools community is mourning the tragic death of a high school senior.
According to the district, the student, Cameron Toth, died Friday in a car crash.
"Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Cameron Toth. Cameron was a hard-working student with a strong interest in the welding profession. He was not only connected to Kenston High School students and staff but also to those at Auburn Career Center. Cameron valued his friendships with all of his peers and was truly loyal to his closest friends. As an active member of the football team, Cameron played defensive back and was a member of the 2018 State Championship Team. Cameron will be missed dearly by all," Kenston High School Principal Tom Gabram said.
He continued, "Tonight members of the senior class will be gathering with counselors and administrators to privately remember Cameron. Grief counselors will be available to help our students and staff process this loss. We are dedicated to providing the necessary resources during this difficult time."
Classmates Cora Rose and Caitlyn Borland attended that vigil Saturday night. Rose said Toth was always willing to lend a listening ear to others in need.
“You could always go to him and there was never a time where he wouldn't listen. And there was never a time where you would get turned down," said Rose, a senior at Kenston High School. "And he would spend hours trying to make sure that you were okay, even when he was going through things 10 times harder than you were."
The Bainbridge Police Department said around 9:35 p.m., Toth was driving a 2009 Infinity G sedan west on Country Lane when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and then struck a mailbox, a culvert and several trees.
During the crash, the vehicle overturned and Toth was ejected.
Toth was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he later died. A passenger of the vehicle and a bystander were also transported to Hillcrest Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said.
“I couldn’t believe it at all. I thought it was fake," said Borland, also a senior at Kenston High School.
“It just felt like a movie. Something that you see it happen to all these other people around you and you never think its gonna happen to you or your friends," Rose said.
Borland said there are plans to honor Toth with an empty chair at Kenston High School's upcoming graduation, which is coming up in just one week.
A GoFundMe has been set up for the student's family. CLICK HERE for more information.
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