Published: Jan 10, 2014 12:02 PM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2014 5:54 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A moment of silence started the day at South Fort Myers High School, after a senior there was killed in yesterday's motorcycle crash.

Today, the school is honoring the life of 17-year-old Sean Parke, who was a special part of the "wolfpack" community.

The school principal said Sean was an involved, well-known student, and that hearing of yesterday's news hit hard for his classmates. The 17-year-old would have graduated from South Fort Myers High School this spring.

Parke was a member of the baseball team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was driving a motorcycle when it crashed into a minivan yesterday afternoon on Cypress Lake Drive, near Lake Breeze Drive. Witnesses tell the Lee County Sheriff's Office the impact was so violent, Sean ended up inside that van.

The Florida Highway Patrol is working to speak to more witnesses as part of their investigation.

South Fort Myers High principal Melissa Layner said the school had four counselors on hand, and asked the district for additional counselors to help the students grieve.

"We did do an address this morning and a moment of silence in his honor," said Layner. "We're gonna be speaking with his family later today to see how best we can honor him...In addition to that, we have a rotating journal throughout the building that students will sign and we'll donate to the family."

"A lot of people are sad and today we decided to wear black for him," said Juan Ramirez, a student.

The driver of the minivan involved in that crash has been released from Lee Memorial Hospital. The passenger is now listed in critical condition.