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Kelley family hosts Jakob’s celebration of life

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The family who lost their teenage son in a car crash in a Yuma canal hosted a celebration of life on Friday.

It was a heartfelt afternoon as friends and family came together in Yuma to remember a local teen who died in a car crash.

Caring, funny, and always looking out for others are just some of the ways that 15-year-old Jakob Kelley's friends and family described him at his celebration of life.

The farm was full of hundreds of people wearing rock band shirts all in memory of Jakob.

His dad said his son was a great role model.

“He was a big brother to all the kids, I mean you name it, he was very respectful hold for a door for a lady, thank a veteran and even his little brother started doing that," shared Danielle and Jerimiah Kelley, Jakob's parents.

The family is still asking for donations to help with the costs.

Click the family's GoFundMe here to help with the funeral costs. There is also a Meal Train fund set up, click here to donate.

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