COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- The mother of Christopher Frushon accepted his high school diploma during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Manuel Dominguez High School in Compton, nearly two weeks after the 18-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Frushon's classmates and teachers both described him as someone who was "full of life."
Sheriff's deputies say Frushon was crossing Wilmington Avenue in a marked crosswalk shortly before 9 p.m. on May 26 when a speeding car ran a red light and struck him, sending him flying into the air.
The mid-size sedan, possibly a Charger or Kia, kept driving northbound toward El Segundo Boulevard.
Frushon was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.
He was planning to move up north with his mother to start a better life and possibly become a welder, police say.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Compton Sheriff's Station Traffic Unit.
Mother of Compton hit-and-run victim accepts his high school diploma