Funeral for Teen Killed in Wreck

Updated: Thursday, September 4 2014, 09:52 PM EDT
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A Hickory teen accused in an alleged drunk driving accident was an honorary pallbearer at his friend's funeral Thursday.

David Engelmann, 17, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle after a wreck Sunday night that killed his friend Jake Robertson.

Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors. The SUV flipped several times and neither teen was wearing a seat belt.

Hickory students say they continue to grieve the loss.

"I feel like we really did lose two people with this entire thing,"Ashleigh Lenoir said. "David was amazing and he wouldn't want to hurt anymore."

"I think what he did is enough of a punishment,"Carrie Guarino said. "I mean, one can only imagine."

The school district provided buses for students so they could attend the funeral at 11 a.m.Funeral for Teen Killed in Wreck
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