Community gathers in green to mourn killed in Lehigh Acres crash

Friends and family gathered Friday at the First Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres for a touching tribute to a five-year-old boy who died tragically in a car crash this week.

His yoga teacher, Marion Amendt, says her class won’t be the same without him.

“He was the only little boy in the class and he was a pistol and he brought so much joy to my life,” she said. “Just so full of energy, so full of love for his friends and for his family.”

At his funeral, family, friends and teachers attended to say goodbye and remember his life.

“We remember Connor when Connor was a newborn,” said Tylor Simpson who is a friend of the family. “We both just wanted to be here to support the family.”

And instead of black, everyone wore his favorite color: green.

Connor was killed in a car crash in Lehigh Acres Monday night.

A 17-year-old is accused of running a stop sign and hitting the Green family’s van. Florida Highway Patrol says the teenager did not have a driver’s license.

Family and friends are still coming to grips with the shocking news and Connor’s classmates at Babcock Neighborhood School showed their support by wearing ribbons to class.

“He’s going to be greatly missed,” Amendt said. “He touched many lives even the lives that his family didn’t know he touched.”

A memorial fund has been set up in Connor’s name.

Reporter:Taylor Petras
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