A 19-year-old senior was killed Friday morning in a motorcycle crash after apparently doing stunts in the parking lot of Wylie High School, police said.
Police said Nick Davis, of Sachse, lost control of his motorcycle and struck several parked vehicles at about 8:52 a.m. in the south east parking lot of the school.
An ambulance transported him to the Medical Center of Plano, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said Davis was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash.
School officials said several students witnessed the fatal crash and parents picked up their kids from school after it happened. Grief counselors were also at the school Friday for students that remained on campus.
Davis' father said his son was always working on his motorcycle, or riding on it.
"We loved to ride bikes. We ride every weekend," Todd Davis said. "There's a bunch a guys here at church that ride every weekend, weather permitting, and he loved it."
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He said his son planned to follow his older brother into the military.
"He wanted to make sure he was different from his brother, but he wanted to go to the Marines." said Davis, who serves as youth minister at Victory Church in nearby Parker.
Church members said the teenager was at the church late Thursday night helping to paint his father's office. His father said it shows just what kind of son he was.
"He didn't just talk a good game, he worked, he understood what it was like to work," Davis said.
Davis' fellow classmates couldn't believe he was dead.
"I thought it was a joke at first," said Davis' friend Zach Ohannesian. "Then my mom came and picked me up from school, and then I went to the hospital and asked if he was alright. And they said he was gone."
"I thought maybe it's another Nick and then they said Nick Davis and I was just torn apart," said Zach Freeman, another friend.
Both Davis' friends and family said his smile could light up a room and that everybody loved him.
"And I don't think anybody will ever take that place," said Ohannesian.
Police said an investigation is under way to determine if other factors may have contributed to the accident.