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Family and friends of student driver killed in car crash hold vigil

<span id="bIImageViewer_CaptionTextID">Waterville Police block off the intersection where a student driver and his instructor were killed on Monday.</span>


Friends and family of a teen killed during a driving lesson on Monday held a vigil in his honor.


The vigil was held at Memorial Park in Swanton. People lit candles and shared their memories of Joe.


Friends and family describe the teen as a happy and funny, young man.


On Monday, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said Franks failed to stop at an intersection in Whitehouse and was hit by a minivan.


The 16-year-old and the driving school instructor, Thomas Smith, were killed.


Joe Franks funeral will be held Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Weigle Funeral Home in Swanton.


Contributions can be made at any Huntington Bank or Fifth Third Bank in the name of Carey Smart.

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