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Camas High student killed in crash identified

Grayson Kennedy was 15; weather might have been factor in incident

By , Columbian staff reporter

The Camas High School student killed in a car crash on his way to school Tuesday morning was identified by his family as 15-year-old Grayson Kennedy.

Grayson would have turned 16 next month and played football at Camas High School. He was beloved by his mom, four siblings and the Camas community, according to Jeff Platt, a spokesman for the online fundraising platform GoFundMe.

The family created a GoFundMe to help with memorial and medical costs. By late Wednesday afternoon, the page had raised more than $47,000.

“Grayson had a goofy, fun-loving nature that made the world a better place,” Sydney Kaster, Grayson’s cousin, said in the fundraising post. “He never failed to bring smiles with him everywhere he went. The loss is too great for words.”

Clark County sheriff’s deputies and Washougal police responded to the crash at 8:14 a.m. at Southeast Nourse Road and 280th Court, less than a mile from Camas High School.

Deputies said the SUV that Grayson was riding in crashed through a fence and into a house. All of the occupants of the car were juveniles.

Camas High School had counselors available for students Tuesday and Wednesday, according to district spokeswoman Doreen McKercher.

McKercher said deputies told her weather was a factor in the crash as roads in Camas became slick with ice Tuesday morning.

“We are devastated by this loss and are working to provide supports for our community during this difficult time,” she said in an email Tuesday.

To donate to the Kennedy family’s GoFundMe, visit https://gofund.me/172e8bbf.