Mother of Compton hit-and-run victim accepts his high school diploma

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.
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