Liverpool (WSYR-TV) -- 21-year-old Ryan Misener, of Liverpool, was one of two people killed in a crash on I-690 Monday.
Ryan Misener was the front seat passenger in the crash. Police say he died quickly at the scene. His family doesn’t know much about the other people in the car.
On Tuesday, friends and family focused on Ryan, sharing memories, lighting candles and comforting each other during a vigil in his memory.
Ryan’s mother and stepfather were at the vigil at Onondaga Lake Park Tuesday, where his mother took a moment to toss a flower into the water.
Police are still investigating the case and aren’t prepared to talk about what officially led up to the crash until they get toxicology tests back, which could take up to two weeks.
However, Ryan’s sister says they know what happened and they’re still processing the news.
“He wasn’t in any pain and he didn’t suffer,” Ryan’s sister Kimberly Coleman said. “He is in a better place now and we can at least feel a little more comfortable and a little more at ease knowing that there was no suffering.”
Misener’s former classmates planned the vigil and it’s the laughs and good memories that friends are clinging to.
“He was a fantastic person...he cared a lot about his friends,” said Nicole Roderka.
Keisha Gray, 20, formerly of Piqua, Ohio, was driving the Pontiac Grand Prix when it spun, struck a concrete barrier, and then landed in the left and center lanes before an oncoming car crashed into it.
A back seat passenger, Joseph Clayton, 28, of Liverpool, is in critical condition with severe head trauma.
The man driving the other car is in serious condition. He’s not expected to face any charges.