Shoop family to host vigil for their son tonight

Caleb Shoop - Courtesy photo
Caleb Shoop
— image credit: Courtesy photo

The community is invited to a vigil honoring Caleb Shoop at 9 p.m. in Log Boom Park tonight.

Shoop was stopped at a crosswalk on 61st and 190th in Kenmore March 18, waiting for cars in both directions to stop, when he was struck by a truck in the last lane that failed to stop. Caleb was sent to Harborview with a brain injury and he passed away March 21 at 9:19 p.m.

There is no evidence of speed, drugs or alcohol on the 29-year-old truck driver that hit Caleb, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

Shoop was an Inglemoor High School graduate and was very active while attending school. He participated in marching band, track and field and water polo. He volunteered for Ski for All, an organization that works with teaching disabled children and veterans how to ski and snowboard.

He was hoping to become a firefighter.

Candles will be provided at the vigil.

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