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Friends mourn the loss of Logan teen killed in ATV accident

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Friends mourn the loss of 14-year-old Tyler Frye Friends mourn the loss of 14-year-old Tyler Frye
LOGAN COUNTY, WV -  "Broken hearted.  Numb.  Shocked."  Those are just a few of the words going through the minds of the people who knew and loved 14-year-old Tyler Frye.  He was known for his smile, his love of the outdoors, and trademark orange shoes.

His baseball coach, Alex Perry said, "His personality and his bright shoes matched his bright hair."

The vigil was held Monday night.  It was organized by friends, and was a way for his fellow students to grieve together.

Tyler was an athlete, and was headed into the 9th grade at Logan High School

His neighbor, Ty Hicks was there.  He said, "I think it's important to remember that he was in school eight hours a day.  I think it's very important that we acknowledge the friendships he had."

There was definitely no shortage of friends.  They filled the Logan Middle School Gym along with a slew of troopers with the West Virginia State Police.  Tyler's father is a trooper.

Hicks, who is also a minister, had a message for family and friends.  "When they're feeling lonely, anxious, and scared, they need to remember that God is always there for them."

Six boys were there who are Tyler's best friends, but the people at the vigil said they’re more than friends, they’re brother.  Perry said, "They love each other.  It's so deep that you can't even begin to imagine."

The coach was taking the boys fishing after the vigil.  They're next big plan?  They’re going Elk Hunting, because that's what Tyler always wanted to do.  

Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.  We'll update you once we get that information.