Westlake High student's car becomes memorial after plane crash

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Friends remembered John Brendan Zitting by writing notes on his car following his death while flying to Oregon. (KABC)

A Thousand Oaks high school student's car has become an impromptu memorial after he and his parents were killed in a plane crash.

Seventeen-year-old John Brendan Zitting's white Volkswagon is still sitting in the parking space at Westlake High School where he left it before his death. Fellow students have left brightly colored messages for Zitting all over the car's exterior.

Zitting and his parents, John and Karen, were killed Friday after the single-engine plane they were in crashed in Oregon.
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A Thousand Oaks high school student's car has become an impromptu memorial after he and his parents were killed in a plane crash.


The Zittings had rented the aircraft, piloted by an Acton man, to fly the family to Eugene. The plane was approaching the airport when it suddenly crashed in a field. The pilot was also killed in the crash.

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